Marvel’s first foray into live action scripted comedy, New Warriors, was originally supposed to air on Freeform, however, the studio has opted to pull the show from the network and look for a new home.
Marvel acquired the series back from Freeform once the Disney owned cable channel couldn’t find a place for it on its upcoming schedule. Freeform would have had to push the show back to 2019 and Marvel wants it to premiere in early 2018.
New Warriors is about six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
The series features 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 Comer as Debrii.
“We are extremely excited about Marvel’s New Warriors and look forward to finding the perfect partner to launch the series with in 2018,” said Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment.
Freeform will still air Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger when the network moves to four nights of original programming.
Speculation is that New Warriors may end up on Disney’s new streaming service, but that is considered unlikely since it won’t launch until 2019.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter