Last week, Marvel Studios announced the cast for its television adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphonse’s Runaways: the six teenagers who discover that their parents are supervillains and who harness their parents’ technology to become superheroes. But you can’t have the Runaways without The Pride! Marvel shared five of the six couples (including a familiar face from Buffy and Angel) who harness time travel, alien technology, and magic to secure their children a place in paradise—and who have no problem hunting down their progeny (with the help of a mole) once they turn against them.
Meet The Pride:
Ryan Sands (Hat Hair, The Wire) as Geoffrey Wilder—is a man defined by the grueling path he’s taken to achieve his self-made success. A hulking presence, Geoffrey can effortlessly shift from approachable father to intimidating strategist with his son Alex.
Angel Parker (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, The Strain) as Catherine Wilder—a successful lawyer, is deliberate and calculating in both her words and actions. But when it comes to her family, she’s fiercely loyal and a loving mother to her son Alex.
Brittany Ishibashi (This Is Us, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) as Tina Minoru—a perfectionist “tiger mom.” In her professional life, she is a brilliant innovator and ruthless CEO. Emotionally, she is less confident, often shying away from difficult conversations with her daughter Nico and careful to avoid explicit displays of her feelings.
James Yaegashi (Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway, Madame Secretary) as Robert Minoru—a gentle and brilliant beta, the Woz to his wife’s Jobs. Warm and feeling, Robert sometimes struggles with being married to a woman who so forcefully barricades her emotions while caring about Nico.
Kevin Weisman (Hello Ladies, Alias) as Dale Yorkes—a beardy, dad-core bioengineer. Incredibly science-minded, he has a deep love for his family but oftentimes falls short at knowing the right things to say to Gert.
Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives, True Colors) as Stacey Yorkes—an absent-minded and professorial bioengineer. Perpetually donning Birkenstocks and a messy bun, Stacey utilizes a progressive approach to her parenting style to Gert.
Annie Wersching (Timeless, The Vampire Diaries) as Leslie Dean—a complicated beauty, is a poised and skilled leader. Clear-minded, focused, and charismatic, Leslie draws in devoted allies and followers who are taken by her success and charm, particularly with her daughter Karolina.
Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans, Ray Donovan) as Frank Dean—a former teen star who rode a short-lived movie career and is now teeming with insecurity. Floundering in his professional career as an actor, Frank is seeking to renew purpose in his life while being a father to Karolina.
James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) as Victor Stein—an engineering genius who may just save the word from itself. Electric cars, space travel; the military and NASA both look to him for answers. As a father to Chase, Victor has lofty expectations for his son, and when they aren’t met, his retribution can be fierce.
Ever Carradine (The Handmaids Tale, Goliath) as Janet Stein—a perfect PTA mom. Harboring a brilliant mind of her own, she has made deep sacrifices for her husband’s world-changing career. Though she hides it for the wellbeing of her son Chase, Janet longs for more from her life.
Interestingly, Molly Hernandez’s (Hayes in the comics) parents have not yet been cast.
“Marvel’s Runaways has enough great actors to support two shows,” said Vaughan, who will also serve as series executive consultant, “but I love that this project contains multiple generations of incredible talent all in one story.” Executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage added, “This cast is an abundance of riches. We are so excited to have assembled our PRIDE, though for the fate of humanity we should be very concerned…”