Marvel’s highly anticipated take on ‘New Warriors’ is on the prowl for a new home! The half-hour scripted comedy, picked up by Freeform in April, will no longer be shown on the Disney-owned cable network. Instead, sources have revealed that Marvel will shop the series to other outlets.
The 10-episode series, originally taken out by Marvel and ABC Studios in summer 2016, was slated to debut in 2018. With its expanding programming lineup, Freeform did not have a slot for the series to air in 2018, so the decision was made to shop it. Word has it that Disney-owned Marvel is not allowed to shop any of their shows to companies other than those owned by the House of Mouse, so it limits where ‘New Warriors’ may end up. Some sources have said there has been talk that the series from Kevin Biegel (‘Enlisted’) could end up on Disney’s impending subscription streaming service, but insiders insist that is a long shot. Marvel is looking for someplace that can debut the series in 2018 and commit to a two-season pickup. If Marvel can quickly find a home for the series, production is expected to resume in January 2018.
‘New Warriors,’ Marvel’s first go at a live-action comedy series, features six young people with unique powers living and working together. There are not quite super, and are not yet heroes; the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world, even if the world isn’t quite ready for their help. The theme of the series centers around the entry into adulthood when you feel like you can do everything and nothing at once, except these kids have to deal with bad guys!
The series features Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green) as a tough, optimistic, and natural leader. Doreen is a confident young woman and has the powers of a squirrel. She’s acrobatic and 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.
Stay tuned for more developments on the upcoming series!