The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Marvel’s New Warriors TV show is getting a 10-episode series order over at Freeform, where their other series Cloak and Dagger will be airing.
Kevin Biegel of Cougar Town and Scrubs is nearing a deal to write and become the showrunner.
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.
The series will feature Marvel fan-favorite “Squirrel Girl” (aka Doreen Green) as a totally empowering fan girl who is described as 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 said to be her faith in people and ability to teach them to believe in themselves.
A rumor was circulating during the fall that the lineup could also include members such as Speedball, Justice, Night Thrasher, and Rage. Breakout Pakistani-American character Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel was also linked. Fans have been championing to see Kamala make her small screen debut.
Stranger Things and Riverdale actress Shannon Purser had been campaigning online to play Doreen, it’ll be interesting to see if she lands the role.
New Warriors will air on Freeform sometime in 2018.