Marvel's 'New Warriors' Scouting Out A New Home

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Marvel's 'New Warriors' Scouting Out A New Home

Freeform (which like Marvel is owned by Disney) agreed, but that means "New Warriors" is now in limbo as Marvel looks for another buyer.

While the half-hour comedy that promises to finally bring Squirrel Girl to the screen (played by Milana Vayntrub) is now in limbo, Freeform at least agreed to let Marvel shop it elsewhere in order to get it on the air in 2018, according to the Hollywood Reporter, so hopefully there won't be much of a delay.

There is some talk that the 10-episode series could ultimately premiere on Disney's upcoming streaming service (which is set to hit in 2019), but it's being stressed that such a possibility is a long shot, especially since they hope to launch the series in 2018. If this were true, it would limit where New Warriors could end up.

The pilot - which stars Baby Daddy grad Derek Theler as Mister Immortal and This Is Us' Milana Vayntrub as fan-favorite Squirrel Girl - is said to have tested through the roof and caught the attention of high-level Disney executives.

Shortly after it was announced, New Warriors was picked up straight-to-series at Freeform, ABC's youth-oriented channel. Disney is launched its own streaming service soon to contain movies, TV, and original programming, so it's possible New Warriors will land there. Sources say New Warriors could also be taken out to other streaming services, with the comic book giant eyeing a two-season pickup. Production will resume in January if they find a home.

Kevin Biegel ("Enlisted", "Cougar Town") created the series and is serving as showrunner.

I'm not really surprised at the news as Marvel TV (not associated with Marvel Studios or the Marvel movies) has been suffering setbacks as of late with the above mentioned Inhumans, and even the Netflix series Defenders and Iron Fist.

The series follows "six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates".

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