The wait to see who’ll play sassy superhero Squirrel Girl is over. Meet the cast of Marvel’s “” — young adult heroes who are just venturing into adulthood with not-so-super powers and a lot to learn.
Marvel announced the cast on Monday for the 10-episode series. It focuses on six young people “with powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the Avengers” who are living and working together.
Marvel fan favorite Squirrel Girl will be played by Milana Vayntrub (“Silicon Valley“). Squirrel Girl is described as a young girl named Doreen Green who can communicate with squirrels. Her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe.
“Doreen is confident and has the powers of a squirrel,”. “She’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves.”
Derek Theler (“Baby Daddy“) will play Craig Hollis, aka Mister Immortal. As the name suggests, Craig can’t die, or so he claims. Although Craig’s superpower gives him all the time in the world to be a hero, he’s in no rush to prove himself.
Calum Worthy (“Austin & Ally”) will play Robbie Baldwin, aka Speedball. Robbie has a “misplaced sense of confidence who throws kinetic balls of energy that are completely out of control.”
Matthew Moy (“2 Broke Girls“) is Zack Smith, aka Microbe. Zack is a hypochondriac who can talk to germs, which then reveal to him “where you’ve been, what you ate and with whom you hung out with.” Good luck keeping any secrets around him.
“New Warriors” is Marvel’s first live-action comedy. Kevin Biegel — who is best known for his comedy series “Cougar Town” — will serve as the series showrunner.
“I am thrilled beyond belief to be working with this incredible group of actors,” Biegel said in a statement. “They are funny, sincere, eager, charming and perfectly embody these characters.”
The first of its 10 half-hour episodes will debut in 2018 on Freeform TV.
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