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Marvel Television & Freeform set cast for 'Marvel's New Warriors'


Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Ensemble cast Features Milana Vayntrub, Derek Theler, Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy & Kate Comer
Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios on Monday 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. It's 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, aka 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, aka 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, aka 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") as Robbie Baldwin, aka 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") as Zack Smith, aka. 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 ("The Comeback") as Deborah Fields, aka Debrii 
Deborah is proud, funny and quick-witted. She's 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," series executive producer and showrunner Kevin Biegel said.
"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!"
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Biegel ("Cougar Town," "Enlisted") will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Marvel's Loeb ("Marvel's The Defenders," "Marvel's Punisher") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's The Punisher," "Marvel's Inhumans") as executive producers.

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