Squirrel Girl TV Series

Marvel's New Warriors Comedy, With Squirrel Girl, Lands at Freeform

Squirrel Girl is officially coming to a television near you.

Freeform has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to Marvel’s New Warriors, the first half-hour comedy from Marvel Studios, which will put the spotlight on the aforementioned comic-book heroine, THR.com reports. Cougar Town co-creator Kevin Biegel is in talks to serve as showrunner on the comedy, which is expected to premiere in 2018.

TVLine first reported back in August that Marvel and ABC Studios were shopping around a New Warriors series. The show is said to revolve around six teenagers “with powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers” who “want to make a difference in the world… even if the world isn’t ready.” The series will follow their “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.”

The character of Doreen Green aka Squirrel Girl is described as a natural leader who possesses the powers of a squirrel. Not only is she acrobatic, but has the ability to talk to squirrels. She also has immense faith in people, which allows her to teach others how to better believe in themselves.

New Warriors is the second Marvel series ordered at Freeform, joining the hour-long drama Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, which is also expected to debut next year.

“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,”Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb said in a statement. “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.”

Are you going nuts over the idea of Squirrel Girl on your TV?

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18 Comments
  1. Mark says:

    This probably means we won’t get a big screen Squirrel Girl. Too bad.

  2. TVFan says:

    Who will be the other New Warriors?

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Glad the show found a home on Freeform. It’s great they will have two new Marvel shows premiering on their network next year. Looking forward to check out the show.

  4. I was hoping this would be an hourlong action comedy, the 22minute format just seems too short for a live action show with superish-heroes.

  5. Philip says:

    I wonder if Anna Kendrick will play her? Probably not given the format.

  6. T.W.S.S. says:

    I have seen everything in the MCU — films, TV shows, webseries — but I cannot bring myself to watch Freeform. I was prepared to take a chance on Cloak & Dagger, but it looks like my MCU streak is almost over.

  7. Nathan says:

    Which mean she’ll probably be inhuman right?

  8. Tom says:

    So, girl who played Barb on Stranger Things is more likely to get her wish sounds like, meaning we’ll likely never see Anna Kendrick as her

  9. jericho says:

    As much as I love Marvel. This has just got to stop at this point. We have 5 Netflix shows, 2 ABC Shows (if Shield and Inhumans play nice together), 1 FX show and now 2 Freeform shows? 3 movies a year and wasnt there a “New Mutants” tv show floating around as well? Just Marvel Overload and it cant all be quality.

    • skyebright8 says:

      Also Runaways on Hulu. Yeah I think marvel should now stop announcing tv shows and focus on making the shows successes. But I agree some will probably fail, and AoS is finishing soon

  10. N says:

    Squirrel Girl? LOL sorry

  11. Jooshua says:

    Aww. No Anna Kendrick as Squirrel Girl I guess. That’s too bad. Excited to see her brought to life no matter what thought!

  12. Christina says:

    honestly i am not sure how i feel about this one. i read new warriors when they first came out. it wasn’t a comedy. they had some dark stories, some stories dealing with real issues it was a really good series. i am curious to see who they have planned to be part of the team but not feeling as excited for this one. i just don’t understand the excitement of squirrel girl…