Prime Video Orders The Runarounds


The YA drama The Runarounds, based on the real-life band of the same name, has been ordered to series by Prime Video.

Created by Jonas Pate (Outer Banks, Aquarius) with a teleplay from David Wilcox (666 Park Avenue, Fringe), The Runarounds follows a tight-knit group of young adults who come together to form a rock band the summer after graduating from high school.

The series, produced by Skydance Television, stars members William Lipton, Axel Ellis, Jeremy Yun, Zendé Murdock and Jesse Golliher, along with Lilah Pate and Kelley Pereira.

Jonas Pate, who directed the pilot episode in 2022, will also serve as executive producer, along with Wilcox, Joon Yun, Josh Pate, Shannon Burke, Lisa Mae Fincannon and Scott Lambert, with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Matt Thunell for Skydance Television.

“When we first met with Jonas and Skydance about The Runarounds, it was immediately clear that they brought us a special show featuring an incredibly talented cast and real-life band,” said Vernon Sanders, head of television for Amazon MGM Studios. “We are very much looking forward to sharing the exhilarating journey of The Runarounds with our global Prime Video customers.”

Matt Thunell, president of Skydance Television, said, “I am thrilled to reunite with Jonas, David, Josh and Shannon on a show that is so personal to them and so brimming with heart and soul. We are grateful to Amazon for their partnership, and we can’t wait for the world to meet The Runarounds.”