In an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Marvel Entertainment has cast Squirrel Girl for Freeform’s New Warriors. This means that the cast is pretty much rounded out now and it only took three months to finalize. Woo hoo!
Milana Vayntrub from This Is Us has landed the breakout role of Squirrel Girl. Derek Theler from Freeform’s Baby Daddy will be playing Mister Immortal in New Warriors. Joining Vayntrub and Theler are Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.
Showrunner Kevin Biegel had this to say when asked about his thoughts on the new Freeform series:
“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.”
A general synopsis for the series is below:
New Warriors revolves around six young people with powers living and working 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. With Freeform focused on a group dubbed “becomers” — those experiencing a series of firsts in life, including first loves and first jobs — New Warriors explores the journey into adulthood, except in this world, they’re not quite super and not yet heroes and the guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.
via The Hollywood Reporter
The series will be 10 episodes long and will be released sometime in 2018. What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below.