Earlier this year everything was looking up for Marvel Televisions first live-action comedy series New Warriors. Now the series is homeless.
Despite completing its cast and getting a full series order from the Disney controlled channel Freeform in April the series will now be shopped around because the network could not find a slot for the 10-episode first season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Even expanding to four nights of original programming a week in 2018, the youth focused network could not find room to house the series in it’s schedule but will still be home to the other upcoming Marvel series Cloak & Dagger.
With the popularity of Marvel as a brand lately it seems unlikely that the series will stay without a home for long, though there are reports that the company is having a hard time selling to outside companies following their move to go into streaming business for themselves. THR’s sources noted that the series could potentially find a home on Disney’s planned streaming platform that is set to launch in 2019, but insiders stressed that such a possibility is likely a long-shot.
“We are extremely excited about Marvel’s New Warriors and look forward to finding the perfect partner to launch the series with in 2018,” said President of Marvel Entertainment Dan Buckley.
Focused on six young individuals with powers learning to control their abilities and make it through the world, New Warriors stars Milana Vayntrub as Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler as Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Mow as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.