The upcoming New Warriors TV show from Freeform finally has it’s cast, and they should be very familiar to fans of various tv shows. Milana Vayntrub, from This is Us, has landed the role as Squirrel Girl, one of the rising stars from Marvel Comics whose popularity has gone up in recent years. Derek Theler, one of the leads of a now cancelled Freeform tv show Baby Daddy, will be Mister Immortal.
Of course, the two actors won’t be alone in the superhero group, since they will be joined by Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii. Fans familiar with the comic books know that the New Warriors aren’t a two-person group, and that Speedball was one of the founding members, so this is a fairly interesting group of heroes to choose.
“I am thrilled beyond belief to be working with this incredible group of actors. They are funny, sincere, eager, charming and perfectly embody these characters. It’ll be a blast and an honor to create this show with each of them,” said the show’s executive producer Kevin Biegel.
Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the first season would run for 10 episodes and would showcase how “bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.” Like other superhero-themed television shows before it, New Warriors will focus on the six individuals coming to terms with their powers and how to use them. It is set to be lighter than previous live-action Marvel TV shows, especially the dark Netflix programs like Daredevil or Jessica Jones.
“At Freeform, we are committed to finding distinct and entertaining characters that our audience can enjoy and relate to,” said Elizabeth Boykewich, senior vp casting and talent at Freeform. “We are excited to be working with Marvel Television to bring these fiercely average superheroes to life and watch them take on the world.”