Freeform has given the go-ahead to a Marvel’s New Warriors series. The network and Marvel Television made the announcement confirming Marvel’s New Warriors has been ordered straight to series. That’s good news for fans of Squirrel Girl who can expect to see the show premiere sometime in 2018.
The series, which marks Marvel’s first comedy TV series, will be a half-hour live-action adaptation of the Marvel comic. Season one will consist of 10 episodes and will be executive produced by Marvel’s Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Defenders).
“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,” stated 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 Plot: 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.