Elizabeth Hurley Joins ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ As Sorceress Morgan le Fay

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06 Jun 19

Elizabeth Hurley Joins ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ As Sorceress Morgan le Fay

Elizabeth Hurley will be joining Marvel’s Runaways in the upcoming 3rd Season as the infamous Sorceress Morgan le Fay, Marvel Television has announced.

For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Morgan le Fay is an iconic Marvel villain, and one of the oldest villains in Marvel’s canon. A student of Merlin, she is considered the greatest sorceress of all time. With a black crow as her familiar and the ability to enchant objects, manipulate mystic energy and astral project, she is powerful and intelligent with a cut-throat wit.

Created by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely, Morgan le Fay first appeared in 1955 in Marvel Comics predecessor, Atlas Comics. She reemerged in 1978 as a major villain for Spider-Woman, but has also gone up against The Avengers, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Hawkeye and a host of other Marvel heroes.

“Elizabeth Hurley is joining the Marvel Universe and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her portraying one of the most enchanting Marvel characters,” commented executive producer and head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb.

Based on the 2003 comic book by Brian K. Vaughan (Buffy Season 8, Saga) and Adrian Alphona (Ms. Marvel, Uncanny X-Force), Runaways follows a group of teens who, despite their dislike of each other, must band together against a common enemy… Their parents… When the group discover their various elders are actually part of an evil cabal called ‘PRIDE’,  the teens start to learn their true heritage. Some find they have abilities, whilst others decide to swipe some magical items from their evil parents and set out to defeat them.

Hurley joins the existing cast of Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta, Annie Wersching, Ryan Sands, Angel Parker, Ever Carradine, James Marsters, Kevin Weisman, Brigid Brannagh, James Yaegashi, Brittany Ishibashi, and Kip Pardue.

Marvel’s Runaways‘ airs on Syfy in the UK.