Apr
05
2017

Squirrel Girl getting TV show: “New Warriors.”

Got tipped to this in the comments section by Constant Reader acat.  Too early to tell how good/bad it’s going to be, yet. Maybe it’ll be OK?

Marvel is expanding its relationship with Freeform and getting into the comedy space.

In a competitive situation with other cable and streaming outlets bidding, the younger-skewing Disney-owned cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for New Warriors, the comic book powerhouse’s first 30-minute live-action comedy. Cougar Town and Scrubs alum Kevin Biegel is near a deal to pen the script and serve as showrunner on the comedy.

New Warriors is definitely going to have Squirrel Girl in it, and she’s being described as a ‘natural leader.’  That kind of implies that she’ll be running the team. Also: Freeform’s executives sound like they’re kind of pumped to have gotten this show, specifically. I’d rather that they tried to get the character right, and failed, than if they didn’t try at all.

Plus, they work for the Mouse, and the Mouse does not tolerate failure.  Which is always nice.  When it’s happening to other people, that is.

3 Comments

  • Luke says:

    On the downside, it’s almost certainly going to be created as a direct competitor to Teen Titans Go!
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    If that doesn’t horrify you, you haven’t watched Teen Titans Go!

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I fail to understand why they needed to remake Teen Titans, only it sucks now.

      • Luke says:

        Two words: target demographic.
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        Cartoon Network cancelled the very popular (and deservedly so) Young Justice because the wrong demographics were watching it, and so the viewers were not matching up with the commitments in Cartoon Network’s advertising contracts. Teen Titans Go! was created to fill the schedule slot. (It was also evidently created not appeal to anyone over the age of 10. My 8 year olds declare it to be their favorite show and watch it every chance they get. I sometimes don’t like them very much.)
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        If you want to get nostalgic, it’s the same reason The Animaniacs was cancelled.

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