Doreen Green is finally getting the Marvel Cinematic Universe treatment. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed today that Disney’s Freeform cable network is getting the next Marvel show. Entitled New Warriors, the first character revealed is none other than Squirrel Girl herself.
“The Opposite End of the Spectrum of The Avengers.”
The plan currently is to launch a 10 episode season of New Warriors on Freeform in 2018. The series, after a bidding war with other networks, was won by Freeform and announced as a straight-to-series order. It’s poised to be developed as a comedy. Here’s the gist:
“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.”
Cougar Town creator and former Scrubs writer, Kevin Biegel, is nearing a deal to act as showrunner for the series. Karey Burke, Executive VP of Programming and development at Freeform, talked to THR. When asked if Cloak and Dagger, another Marvel show coming to Freeform in 2018, is “connected” with New Warriors, here is what she said:
“It’s a great question. If you know these two properties, they’re not particularly connected. There are many degrees of separation with where they fall in the Marvel universe. But anything is possible with Marvel. Their tones are so wildly different. Cloak is this angst-filled achingly beautiful heartfelt romantic drama. And Squirrel Girl is a balls-out comedy.”
We should know more in the coming months. Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors are both slated for 2018.