New Warriors Looking For A New Network
Squirrel Girl and the rest of the New Warriors are on the hunt for a new home as Freeform will no longer be broadcasting the series. Unlike the vast majority of the MCU, New Warriors is aimed at a younger audience and is pitched more like a comedy.
According to reports, the pilot episode tested very well, and the show was granted a full season order of ten half-hour episodes. The exact reason for Freeform's sudden change of heart remains unclear; The Hollywood Reporter cites "program-scheduling conflicts" as the cause, but no further details have been revealed.The exact reason for Freeform's sudden change of heart remains unclear; The Hollywood Reporter cites "program-scheduling conflicts" as the cause, but no further details have been revealed.
New Warriors is currently being shopped to other networks, however, finding a new home might be difficult as sources at The Hollywood Reporter claim that " Disney-owned Marvel is no longer able to sell to outside companies." Marvel has outright denied that this is the case, but if this rumour turned out to be true, there would only be a handful of suitable outlets for New Warriors.
THR speculates that Disney's forthcoming streaming service could be the ideal place, although as Disney aren't looking to launch the service until 2019, that doesn't match up with New Warriors planned launch of summer 2018. Hulu has also been mentioned as a possible platform as their first Marvel series Runaways kicks off later this month. At this stage, it remains unclear where the New Warriors will call home, but we do know that This Is Us star Milana Vayntrub will be playing Squirrel Girl.