New Warriors Goes Straight-To-Series By Freeform
Just late last year, Marvel was in the midst of adapting New Warriors into a television series, but we haven’t heard anything about it until now. It seems that Freeform has decided to add the show to their programming and we also find out which characters will be appearing.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that New Warriors is being made into a 10-episode half-hour live-action comedy series for Freeform. In the series, we will see Doreen Green, also known as Squirrel Girl become part of the series along with five other characters. There have been different versions of the New Warriors in the comics over the years, so there’s no telling who will be part of the television series from that line-up. Cougar Town’s Kevin Biegel is close to a deal to write the script and serve as showrunner for the upcoming Marvel series.
Squirrel Girl is described as “a totally empowering fan girl who is tough, optimistic and a natural leader.” Based on that description, we can expect Doreen to be more of a leader to the team. We also happen to have an official synopsis for the series, which you can read here:
New Warriors revolves around 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. With Freeform focused on a group dubbed “becomers” — those experiencing a series of firsts in life including first loves and first jobs — New Warriors explores the journey into adulthood, except in this world, they’re not quite super and not yet heroes and the guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
So we may be seeing a lighter side to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this new series. It’s also a good pairing for Freeform’s other Marvel show Cloak and Dagger, which is also being produced for the network. Are you guys going to be checking out New Warriors on Freeform?
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