Freeform has given a straight-to-series order to the comedic live-action show Marvel’s New Warriors, the second project from the network, Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
The series is an adaptation of the Marvel comic featuring young-adult heroes and represents Marvel’s first foray into comedy for a TV series. Freeform picked up ten episodes that are scheduled to debut in 2018. Marvel’s New Warriors follows six young people with powers on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to The Avengers. The New Warriors live and work together and want to make a difference in the world, even if the world is not quite ready for them. The series will feature fan-favorite Squirrel Girl.
“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,” said Karey Burke, the executive VP of programming and development at Freeform.
“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,” said Marvel’s head of television and executive producer Jeph Loeb. “After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”
Marvel’s New Warriors is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Marvel’s Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s The Defenders) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s The Defenders) serve as executive producers on the series.