The small screen is about to get even more superheroes, but this time they’re on Freeform (sorry, Netflix and CW). The network formerly known as ABC Family announced Wednesday that it would be home to Marvel’s New Warriors, a live-action comedy about young people with powers trying to live and work together.
“Marvel’s New Warriors have always been fan favorites, and now particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well,” said Marvel’s head of Television and executive producer Jeph Loeb in a statement. “After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”
Like The Defenders, Marvel’s New Warriors will focus on the everyday struggle of living with superpowers, describing its six young protagonists as “not quite super, not yet heroes.”
“Freeform’s mission is to deliver incredible content to young adults, and Marvel Television seamlessly aligns with that mission,” added Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. “We couldn’t be more proud to collaborate with them on Marvel’s New Warriors.”
The show’s 10-episode order will debut in 2018.