Wednesday, November 1, 2017

'New Warriors' Not Moving Forward at Freeform, to Be Shopped Elsewhere

Marvel's first original comedy series New Warriors is no longer moving forward at Freeform. The decision was made after the cable channel couldn't find a slot on its 2018 schedule for the show despite previously committing to airing it in 2018. The series is now being shopped to other outlets.

The series focuses on six young people with powers live and work 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. The series explores the journey into adulthood, except in this world, they're not quite super and not yet heroes and the bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.

The cast includes Milana Vayntrub, Derek Theler, Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy and Kate Comer, with Keith David set to recur.

Kevin Biegel (Enlisted) serves as showrunner. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are executive producers. Marvel Television and ABC Signature produce.

"We are extremely excited about Marvel's New Warriors and look forward to finding the perfect partner to launch the series with in 2018," said Dan Buckley, President, Marvel Entertainment.