The Hollywood Reporter has revealed Marvel’s Freeform comedy New Warriors has added Keith David in a recurring role on the upcoming series.
David previously worked with New Warriors showrunner Kevin Biegel on FOX’s Enlisted. The actor joins the cast led by Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) as Squirrel Girl and Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Mister Immortal in the series about six young people with powers living and working together.
David is set to play the character of Ernest Vigman who has been described as a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the new warriors. New Warriors is one of the two new Marvel shows that is coming to Freeform in 2018, with Cloak & Dagger set to premiere early next year.
The series stars Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us), Derek Theler (Baby Daddy), Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People), Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally), Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls) and Kate Comer (The Comeback). Here’s the official synopsis:
“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.”
Marvel’s New Warriors premieres on Freeform sometime in 2018.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.