Marvel's NEW WARRIORS Series With SQUIRREL GIRL Gets a Series Order at Freeform
You know the superhero movement is reaching overload when Freeform gets involved. We're getting news from Uproxx this morning that the network has signed off on a series based on Marvel's New Warriors that will put Squirrel Girl at the head of the team. No other characters have been announced for the series but lineups have included some lesser known heroes like Nova and the Scarlet Spider. Here's a description that was previously released:
Described as the junior version of The Avengers, the New Warriors are a superhero squad made up of teenagers, one of whom would include Doreen Green (aka Squirrel Girl). For the record, SG can do more than just communicate with the world’s vast squirrel population; she also possesses super-speed and strength.
The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes which is slated to debut 2018 and here are some additional details from the press release:
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.
When talking about the series, Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer Jeph Loeb said:
“’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.”
Freeform is also the network behind Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger which is currently in development.
I'm eager to find out more about this. How do you feel about this series?