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Marvel’s NEW WARRIORS Ordered Straight to Series at Freeform

By on April 5, 2017

Squirrel Girl

In news that seems to have surprised just about everyone today, Freeform has ordered Marvel’s New Warriors to series — as a live action comedy (a first for Marvel Television).

The series will be an  adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes, and will run over ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut 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.

The series will feature fan-favorite “Squirrel Girl” (Doreen Green) as 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.

Additional casting will be announced shortly, according to the Network.

New Warriors joins Marvel’s sister project Cloak and Dagger which is also underway at Freeform.

“Freeform’s mission is to deliver incredible content to young adults, and Marvel Television seamlessly aligns with that mission – we couldn’t be more proud to collaborate with them on ‘Marvel’s New Warriors,’” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform.

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,” said Marvel’s head of Television and executive producer Jeph Loeb.  “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.”

The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s The Defenders), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s The Defenders) serve as executive producers on the series.

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