Marvel’s ‘New Warriors’ Series Reportedly Canceled After Failure to Find Home Network
BY David Riley
Published 4 years ago
Two years after being dropped by Freeform, Marvel’s New Warriors is reportedly not moving forward as it also failed to find a home network.
As Disney+ gears up for its major release this November, most of the Marvel TV shows outside the streaming platform seem to be running around without a proper direction. A report by Geeks Worldwide recently revealed that the upcoming Marvel superhero series is officially dead. The show was first announced in July 2017, only to be dropped by Freeform in November of the same year.
Creator Kevin Biegel and Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb tried to shop the series around to different networks and studios (including Disney+ and Hulu), but it never proved to be a worthy investment. Massive fan anticipation wasn’t enough to get the ball rolling for the show as well as favorable reactions from high-level executives related to the project.
New Warriors would have seen Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe, and Kate Corner as Debrii. The eclectic group of young superheroes is also described as “wannabe Avengers.”
In an interview with Comicbook, Keith David, who was supposed to play Ernest Vigman in New Warriors, shared his thoughts about the canceled project and expressed hopes that it would still push through despite its failure to find a home network. “In this business, one never knows. I would hope that at some point it would come back. Everybody seemed to like it and loved the idea,” David said. “Who knows why it hasn’t come to fruition yet… That’s something that I cannot answer. That’s not something I have any control or say in. But I would gladly be a part of it whenever, if ever it comes back.”
New Warriors joins Inhumans, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher in the unfortunate slate of Marvel TV shows that have been canceled. The only survivors are ABC’s Agents of SHIELD (which returns for its seventh and final season in 2020), Hulu’s Runaways, and Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger, the only Marvel TV show on the channel.