LLast year, it was announced that ABC Studios was working on a New Warriors comedy series that would feature Squirrel Girl and now the show has finally found its home. Marvel Television announced today that Freeform has ordered New Warriors straight to series, with a ten episode order and will air sometime in 2018.
“Marvel’s New Warriors” is about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world… Even if the world isn’t ready. Not quite super, not yet heroes, “Marvel’s New Warriors” is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once — except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cougar Town and Scrubs writer Kevin Biegel is closing in on a deal to write the pilot while also show-running the new project. This marks as the second Marvel series on Freeform as they already have Cloak & Dagger in the works which is set to premiere sometime next year. The show will feature Doreen Green a.k.a. Squirrel Girl as one of the six leading characters and this is how Freeform describes their take on the beloved Marvel character.
“A totally empowering fan girl—tough, optimistic and a natural leader. Doreen is confident and has the powers of a squirrel… She’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves.”
Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb spoke about the new project in a new statement and how Freeform is the perfect home for the series.
“’Marvel’s New Warriors’ have always been fan favorites and now particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well. After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”
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We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!