Marvel’s ‘New Warriors’: Superhero universe expands with new Freeform comedy starring Squirrel Girl

The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps expanding. The Disney-owned cable network Freeform (previously known as ABC Family) will air a new half-hour live-action comedy series, “New Warriors,” which will debut its 10-episode first season in 2018. It’s hardly the first Marvel TV series, but it is the studio’s first comedy, and it will follow six young-adult heroes with powers who live and work together, including Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green).

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Freeform’s EVP of programming and development Karey Burke said in a statement, “Freeform’s mission is to deliver incredible content to young adults and Marvel Television seamlessly aligns with that mission – we couldn’t be more proud to collaborate with them on ‘Marvel’s New Warriors.’”

Added Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Marvel’s head of television, “‘Marvel’s New Warriors’ have always been fan favorites and now particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well. After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on ‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger’ we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”

“Cloak and Dagger” was ordered direct to series last year by Freeform and went into production this past February. It stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as teenagers who are imbued with powers and begin a romance. The Marvel TV universe also include ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the Netflix dramas “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist.”

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