A brand-new Marvel live-action comedy is coming to Freeform, courtesy of Marvel Television. The studio announced today that Freeform, Marvel Television and ABC Signature will bring “Marvel’s New Warriors” to Freeform in 2018. The studio also confirmed that Squirrel Girl will be one of the new heroes that the series will feature.
The show will feature young-adult heroes, and it will be the very first comedy-series that the studio has created for television. There are currently 10 episodes in the works, each 30 minutes long.
“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, EVP, Programming & 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 studio announced that “Marvel’s New Warriors” will revolve around six heroes, working and living together, as they explore their abilities and tackle problems.
“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” the studio explained. “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.”
On the list of heroes expected to make an appearance are “Squirrel Girl,” which the studio calls the “optimistic and a natural leader”. The studio went on to describe the heroe stating, “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.”
More details on the cast will be announced as the show enters into production. This isn’t the only Marvel series headed to Freeform, the network will also debut the drama “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”. That series will star Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph.
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.