Squirrel Girl
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel

Freeform has ordered a full first season of a Squirrel Girl-centric New Warriors live-action comedy to debut in 2018. Co-produced by Marvel Television and its sister company ABC Signature, New Warriors is framed as Marvel's "first foray into comedy for a television series" - with the first season mapped out as ten 30-minute episodes.

"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."

No specific members of this New Warriors team has been announced beyond Squirrel Girl.

“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 Television head 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.”

“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, Freeform's Executive Vice President of Programming & Development.

Similar content
Twitter activity