With it announced earlier this year that a Squirrel Girl-led New Warriors show was heading to the Freeform network, it’s now been revealed who’ll be playing the titular young team.
As per Marvel Entertainment and Freeform, This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub will be playing Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl, Shark Killer’s Derek Theler is Craig Hollis/Mister Immortal, Dear White People’s Jeremy Tardy is Dwayne Taylor/Night Thrasher, Austin & Ally’s Calum Worthy is Robbie Baldwin/Speedball, 2 Broke Girls’ Matthew May is Zack Smith/Microbe, and The Comeback’s Kate Comer is Deborah Fields/Debrii.
On this news, showrunner Kevin Biegel enthused, “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 honour to create this show with each of them.”
Marvel’s Jeph Loeb added, “We’re so lucky to have assembled such a diverse and incredibly talented cast. We can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store when we unleash these iconic characters into the world.”
The current plan has ten half-hour episodes ordered for a 2018 debut, with the early synopsis reading:
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.
As ever, expect more on Marvel’s New Warriors as it continues to develop.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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