Today Freeform and Marvel Television announced their second project together, which is “Marvel’s New Warriors”. The show is described as a new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes.
This show will be Marvel’s first project that focuses more on comedy, instead of having a serious tone like all their previous projects. The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut 2018.
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.
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 cast to be announced.
Freeform also has “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” underway at the network.
Karey Burke, EVP, Programming & Development, Freeform spoke about this new project:
“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,’”
Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb had this to say about the project:
“’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.”
We still don’t know much information, but I expect casting news to drop within the next couple of months.
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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