While the Freeform Network won’t be the new home for Marvel’s ‘New Warriors’, the studio has big plans for the characters with hopes to grow them into another franchise. Much like Netflix built towards ‘The Defenders’ how the Marvel Cinematic Universe built towards ‘The Avengers’ it seems like the latest group of Marvel Superheroes want to have a slew of standalone shows as well! It probably should be noted that the last set of people who really pushed to pull something like this was the DC Extended Universe and they’ve only been able to find their footing with ‘Wonder Woman’ so far for critical success.
As Marvel TV can really only shop the series to Disney-owned Networks it will be interesting to see not only where it ends up, but who wants to support a slew of new superhero shows. ABC would have seemed like the likely choice but after pulling ‘Agent Carter‘, cancelling ‘Most Wanted’, and apparently trying to get rid of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ one would suspect that this isn’t where the series will launch from.
The studio has such high hopes for the ‘New Warriors‘ series that they not only want a two-season order for the show wherever it lands but are referring to it as “Marvel TV 2.0” with 1.0 being the Netflix series. To double down on that thought, they suspect that it will have “the ability to feature multiple spinoffs similar to the company’s Netflix arrangement.”
We could either potentially see some of the ‘New Warriors’ getting their own shows or just like how ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ introduced us to Ghost Rider (who sadly hasn’t gotten his own series), we’d probably see more heroes and potentially villains which could support their own shows.
When the show was still back at Freeform the VP of Production for Freeform Karey Burke said something similar to that thinking as well:
“The characters they’ve chosen are all really singular and could each carry the show that they’re on. They’re bound together as a band of underdogs for as long as we choose with this show but it’s conceptually tailor-made for spinoffs.”
Squirrel Girl would, of course, be the immediate hero that one would think would get her own series but I would actually prefer to see someone new introduced who wouldn’t be part of the team but strong enough to have an adjoining series much like how Netflix has done with ‘The Punisher.’
Which of the ‘New Warriors’ would you like to see have their own series? Who would potentially be a good introduction to the show to have their own spinoff past that? Share your thoughts below True Believers!