Marvel's NEW WARRIORS Series is Looking For a New Home Now That it's No Longer Airing on Freeform
Marvel's has been developing a series adaptation of their comic New Warriors and it was originally set to air on Freeform. That's all changed now. The series will no longer air on Freeform and according to THR, Marvel is now trying to find a new home for it.
Apparently, Freeform couldn't seem to find a slot in their schedule for next year to fit the show into. Marvel has screened the pilot episode for test audiences already and according to the report, it's testing through the roof and has caught the attention of high-level Disney executives. That's a good sign! Dan Buckley, president of Marvel Entertainment said:
"We are extremely excited about Marvel’s New Warriors and look forward to finding the perfect partner to launch the series with in 2018.
According to inside sources, Disney isn't letting Marvel shop the project around to networks outside of the Disney organization, which would put a limit on where the series will land. There's also been some talk that the series could possibly end up on Disney new streaming service, which is launching in 2019. The thing is, Marvel wants the show to air in 2018 so that might not work.
THR goes on to say that New Warriors could also be "taken out to other streaming services, with the comic book giant eyeing a two-season pickup. Production is rumored to resume in January should the show find a quick new home." I'm sure Marvel will find a home for New Warriors. If it's as great as they are making it out to be, they shouldn't have a probably finding someone to air it.
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 New Warriors stars Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) as Squirrel Girl; Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Mister Immortal; Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People) as Night Thrasher; Calum Worthy (Austin and Ally) as Speedball; Matthew Moy (Two Brok Girls) as Microbe; Kate Comer as Debrii and Keith David as Ernest Vigman.