Marvel’s New Warriors TV Show In Development, Squirrel Girl Will Star

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Marvel has announced it is partnering with Freeform and ABC Signature on a TV series called Marvel’s New Warriors. It is described as a “comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes.”

The TV show is about “six young people with powers living and working together,” and aims to focus on “that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once.” Doreen “Squirrel Girl” Green has been revealed as one of its six main characters.

“[Doreen is] a totally empowering fan girl–tough, optimistic and a natural leader,” Marvel explains. “[She’s] confident and has the powers of a squirrel … She’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves.”

The remaining five characters that make up the New Warriors are still a mystery, but Marvel says they’ll all have “powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers.” Together “the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world … Even if the world isn’t ready.”

Freeform is the cable channel formerly known as ABC Family, and its programming is aimed at teenagers and young adults. A series based on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is also in development there.

“Marvel’s New Warriors have always been fan favorites and now, particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of television and executive producer. “After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”

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