Marvel's New Warriors will no longer air on Freeform
Marvel’s New Warriors is looking for a new home.
EW has confirmed that New Warriors will no longer air on Freeform. The network had previously intended the 10-episode live-action comedy to premiere in 2018, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news, the show is now being shopped around to other outlets and could even land at Disney’s upcoming subscription streaming service.
“We are extremely excited about Marvel’s New Warriors and look forward to finding the perfect partner to launch the series with in 2018,” Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley said in a statement.
New Warriors follows six young superhumans as they face the many challenges that come with superpowers… while also facing the many challenges that come with growing up. The series comes from executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, with Cougar Town‘s Kevin Biegel set as showrunner. The cast includes Milana Vayntrub (Squirrel Girl), Derek Theler (Mister Immortal), Jeremy Tardy (Night Thrasher), Calum Worthy (Speedball), Matthew Moy (Microbe), and Kate Comer (Debrii).
As for why New Warriors needs a new home, THR reports that Freeform’s plan to expand its original programming to include four nights a week in 2018 meant the network couldn’t find a slot for the show. Now it’s just a question of where the superhumans will land.