Marvel’s ‘New Warriors’ Leaves Freeform for Likely Streaming Home
Marvel raised eyebrows adding yet a second series to Freeform after Cloak and Dagger, but the New Warriors may have powered through. Reports indicate the half-hour superhero comedy has outgrown its Freeform home, and will look for a new network with a potential two-season order.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, early testing for Marvel’s New Warriors caught the attention of Disney executives to such a degree that the network wants to find a more visible home for it. Disney’s streaming service is a possibility, though the prospect isn’t expected to launch until 2019, leaving perhaps Hulu or other Disney-related homes the only options. Marvel wants New Warriors to air in 2018, and will likely grant a two-season order before production resumes in January.
The half-hour comedy from Enlisted creator Kevin Biegel stars This Is Us alum Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, along with Calum Worthy as Robbie Baldwin (Speedball), Derek Theler as Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal), Dear White People star Jeremy Tardy as Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher), Kate Comer as Deborah Fields (Debrii) and 2 Broke Girls alum Matthew Moy as Zack Smith (Microbe). Here’s the first synopsis:
Not quite super, not yet heroes, “Marvel’s New Warriors” features six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger will remain with Freeform for its 2018 debut, but stay tuned for the latest on New Warriors in the meantime.
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