This Is Us actress Milana Vayntrub will headline Freeform's New Warriors series as Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl.
Joining Vayntrub as the New Warriors are Derek Theeler as Mr. Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe, and Kate Comer as Debrii.
"I am thrilled beyond belief to be working with this incredible group of actors. They are funny, sincere, eager, charming and perfectly embody these characters. It'll be a blast and an honor to create this show with each of them, " said showrunner Kevin Biegel.
"We’re so lucky to have assembled such a diverse and incredibly talented cast," added Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television. “We can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store when we unleash these iconic characters into the world!"
Here are the full character descriptions:
Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl who has the incredible powers of a… squirrel. Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe.
Craig Hollis, aka Mister Immortal. Craig can't die ... or so he says. Although Craig’s superpower seems amazing, he hasn’t made use of it at all — he figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to do anything heroic, what’s the rush?
Dwayne Taylor, aka Night Thrasher is brilliant and noble and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur who also deeply believes in justice.
Robbie Baldwin, aka Speedball is an impulsive people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence who throws kinetic balls of energy that are completely out of control.
Zack Smith, aka Microbe is a shy hypochondriac whose ability is that he can talk to germs that tell him where you've been, what you ate and who you hung out with. It's impossible to keep secrets around him.
Deborah Fields, aka Debrii is proud, funny and quick witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah is a low-level telekentic - very low, like she can move a paper cup.
New Warriors is scheduled to premire on Freeform in 2018.