Marvel Television and Freeform Set Cast for MARVEL'S NEW WARRIORS
Marvel Television, FreeForm and ABC Signature Studios today have completed casting for "Marvel's New Warriors," their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes. "Marvel's New Warriors" marks Marvel's first foray into comedy for a live-action television series slated to debut in 2018 on Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network.
Not quite super, not yet heroes, "Marvel's New Warriors" features six young people learning to cope with their abilities in a world where bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
Meet your New Warriors:
Milana Vayntrub ("This Is Us," "Silicon Valley") as Doreen Green a.k.a Squirrel Girl
Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl who has the incredible powers of a ... squirrel. Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe.
Derek Theler ("Baby Daddy") as Craig Hollis a.k.a Mister Immortal
Craig can't die ... or so he says. Although Craig's superpower seems amazing, he hasn't made use of it at all - he figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to do anything heroic, what's the rush?
Jeremy Tardy ("Dear White People," "Ten Days in the Valley) as Dwayne Taylor a.k.a Night Thrasher
Brilliant and noble, and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur who also deeply believes in justice.
Calum Worthy ("Austin & Ally," "Cassandra French's Finishing School") as Robbie Baldwin a.k.a Speedball
Robbie is an impulsive people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence who throws kinetic balls of energy that are completely out of control.
Matthew Moy ("2 Broke Girls, "Steven Universe") as Zack Smith a.k.a. Microbe
Zack is a shy hypochondriac whose ability is that he can talk to germs that tell him where you've been, what you ate and with whom you've hung out. It's impossible to keep SECRETS around him.
Kate Comer ("Hello My Name is Doris," "The Comeback") as Deborah Fields a.k.a. Debrii
Deborah is proud, funny and quick-witted. A low-level telekinetic, very low like she can move a paper cup.
"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 series executive producer and showrunner Kevin Biegel.
"We're so lucky to have assembled such a diverse and incredibly talented cast," said executive producer 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," said Elizabeth Boykewich, senior vice president, Casting and Talent, 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."
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Kevin Biegel ("Cougar Town," "Enlisted") will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Marvel's Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's The Defenders," "Marvel's Punisher") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's Inhumans") as executive producers.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, FreeForm connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The FreeForm app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 75 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for ABC, "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Iron Fist" for NETFLIX, and "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel is a co-producer on "Legion" (FX). Marvel Television's upcoming projects include "Marvel's The Defenders" for Netflix as well as "Marvel's The Punisher" (NETFLIX), "Marvel's Inhumans" (ABC), "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" and "Marvel's New Warriors" (FREEFORM), "Marvel's Deadpool" animated series (FX), and "Marvel's Runaways" (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com. © 2017 MARVEL
About ABC Signature Studios
ABC Signature Studios is ABC Studios' boutique division spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable, as well as digital platforms. Signature is currently in pre-production on their half-hour comedy series "SMILF" for Showtime, based on the Sundance Award-winning short film from Frankie Shaw who wrote, directed and will star in the show. Shaw produces with Groundswell Productions and Quantity Entertainment. Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios are also in pre-production on three new series including "Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu, "Marvel's Cloak and Dagger" and "Marvel's New Warriors" for Freeform. Signature co-produced with Fifty Fathoms the recently aired John Ridley series "Guerrilla" for Sky Atlantic and Showtime, starring Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Idris Elba. Signature's other credits include "Dead of Summer," "Blood & Oil," "Benched" and the Emmy-nominated HBO film "Confirmation," starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce.