Marvel’s New Warriors seeking new home, won’t air on Freeform
Despite getting a full-season order earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Marvel’s New Warriors series will no longer air on the Disney-owned cable network Freeform. The half-hour comedy will now be seeking a new home with Marvel Entertainment shopping it around.
The reason behind the series’ movement from the network should not worry fans, however. THR notes that the pilot episode of New Warriors “tested through the roof and caught the attention of high-level Disney executives.” Freeform wasn’t able to find a slot for the series in its four night line-up in 2018, however. As a result, Marvel asked for the series back and will now shop it to other networks.
There is one wrench in the machine. The outlet notes that inside sources have revealed that Marvel is no longer able to sell their series to outside networks, severely limiting the potential homes for New Warriors. It is possible the series could land on Disney’s own upcoming streaming service, but since the previously-set timetable for that service is late 2019, it seems unlikely. The series could land on another streaming service and since Hulu and Netflix both air Marvel shows, they’re likely homes for the half-hour comedy series.
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.
The cast for Marvel’s New Warriors includes Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, AT&T commercials) as Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler (Baby Daddy, Shark Killer) as Craig Hollis/Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People) as Dwayne Taylor/Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally) as Robbie Baldwin/Speedball, Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls) as Zack Smith/Microbe with Kate Comer (The Comeback) as Deborah Fields/Debrii, and Keith David.