Lately we’ve seen tons of titles leaving Netflix, the normal monthly routine as maybe their contracting has ended. But this time we are seeing a title that hasn’t made it to Netflix and probably won’t due to Hulu honing in.
It may not come as a surprise to you as Marvel is owned by Disney and we all know about the pending doom that has come of the Disney contract, but Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV has said this was an easy decision.
While we are able to view The Punisher, The Defenders, Agent’s of S.H.E.I.L.D., Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and a few others of Marvel’s titles, The Runaways aren’t going to be in that lineup.
The show is based on six teens that discover that their parents are villains. Image making that discover. When they discover their own powers the group decides to band together to make a reliance against their parents. They want to stop their parents from doing any more harm to the world.
This show will be much lighter than that of the shows we see on Netflix, which is why the head of Marvel TV wanted a fresh start, also known as Hulu, to house their new series.
“What we do with every show is we look at where the best place is,” Loeb said. “We absolutely had a lot on our plate at Netflix, but wasn’t the reason for it. We were very excited about the possibility of joining a network that was young and growing in the same way that when we went to Netflix it was young and growing on the original side. It really feels like we’re in the right place at the right time with the right show.”
While Marvel TV is taking a chance on a newer streaming network, which in fact, is owned by Disney–At lease 30 percent of it is, they still have a great relationship with Netflix. They’re playing it smart, as this will be one less title that they have to take away from Netflix views in 2019 when the Disney contract comes to an end.
The other deciding factor? The Handmaids Tale. A Hulu original that really broke Hulu out of it’s shell to really let people know that they were serious about their streaming duties. While Netflix isn’t getting this one, that does not mean that they won’t get more Marvel titles.
What do you think about Hulu snagging this title? Will you watch on Hulu? Let us know what you think!