‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Season 2: Release Date, Setting, New Characters & Everything Else We Know

It took all season, but The Runaways actually ran away in the Season 1 finale. After finding out their parents are not the good people they thought, the teens-- Alex (Rhenzy Feliz), Gert (Ariela Barer), Nico (Lyrica Okano), Chase (Gregg Sulkin), Karolina (Virginia Gardner) and Molly (Allegra Acosta)--skipped town to figure out how to handle the situation. Thanks to the Television Critics Association summer tour, there's a few clues about where and when the second season will return. Here's everything we know.

Is there a time jump?

Nope, not according to the series executive producer Josh Schwartz. “It's going to accelerate. We are now running with our kids,” he said at a TCA set visit, referring to the pace and how the season starts about 24 hours after the big finale fight.

Where will they stay?

The new setting is straight out of the comic books: The Hostel. It was their first of many bases, located underneath Griffith Park in the Hollywood Hills. Chase found it when reading about a mansion swallowed by an earthquake.

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The Hostel is one of many bases from the comic books. Marvel

What's the mission?

The kids won't focus only on taking down their parents and PRIDE, because living out in the real world will cause new hardships.   “In the real world, young people are dealing with adult themes. The world the adults are leaving young people, there's a responsibility on young people to fix this world. It feels so broken in so many ways,” Schwartz said, according to Deadline. “That is also a theme for our characters and for the show.”

What about the parents?

The story won't focus as much on the parents as last season, but there is “the ticking clock that requires them to find their kids before something catastrophic potentially could occur,” Schwartz said, according to Deadline.

New characters

“There are some characters who appear in the book who are appearing in Season 2,” Schwartz teased. “They are really popular, exciting characters,” executive producer and showrunner Stephanie Savage added, according to Deadline. The showrunners didn't say any names, but maybe the shape-shifter Xavin, the vampire Topher or the cyborg Victor Mancha?

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Xavin is a Skrull who joined The Runaways crew and became close with Karolina. If she appears, it could tease what's to come in Season 2. Marvel

More Powers

Last year, the kids discovered their talents and abilities individually. Now, they'll have to learn to work as a group to survive. "Everything about this season is bigger,” Schwartz said at the TCA visit, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "We are now running with our kids. We are now into that part of the story and that part of the adventure. The focus shifts now to these kids trying to survive on the streets, and they're kids from Brentwood — they are not really used to living on the streets of Los Angeles. There is a greater tension and momentum in where we are at the part of the story.”

Marvel's Runaways Release Date

Season 2 is currently in production and will premiere Dec. 21 on Hulu.