Back in April it was announced that Freeform had placed a straight-to-series order for the Marvel series New Warriors, a half-hour comedy series set to join Cloak & Dagger on the network in 2018, and now THR has revealed details of the cast for this latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Set to feature in the series are Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us) as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler (Baby Daddy) as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People) as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally) as Speedball, Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls) as Microbe and Kate Comer (The Comeback) as Debrii. You can find official character descriptions for the roster here.
“We’re so lucky to have assembled such a diverse and incredibly talented cast,” said Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb. “We can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store when we unleash these iconic characters into the world!”
“At Freeform, we are committed to finding distinct and entertaining characters that our audience can enjoy and relate to,” added Elizabeth Boykewich, senior VP of casting and talent at Freeform. “We are excited to be working with Marvel Television to bring these fiercely average super heroes to life and watch them take on the world.”
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.
New Warriors will premiere on Freeform in 2018.