Late last Summer rumors surfaced about Marvel working on a New Warriors television series. Well, the rumor about the project turned out to be true, including that Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green) would be on the team. But what of the rest of the team? Would the other five members be from the original team? The most recent team?
That remained a mystery for what will be Marvel's first live-action comedy show (if Jude were here, he'd argue that was Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)… until today. The answer is… neither… not really anyway. The team is mostly based on 2005's 6-issue New Warriors miniseries (volume 3) by Zeb Wells and Skottie Young, but isn't a direct copy of that.
Here are the six members of the TV series roster described by Marvel:
Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl)
Superpower: "The powers of a squirrel, the powers of a girl" (is acrobatic, strong, can fight, can talk to squirrels)
Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl. She is a natural leader—confident and tough, but not innocent. Doreen is bouncy and energetic and her greatest quality is her optimism... She has faith in others and inspires people to believe in themselves. She also takes her pet squirrel, Tippy Toe, everywhere.
Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal)
Superpower: Cannot die. Ever. Maybe. So he says.
The team troublemaker and lothario... Craig is kind of like "The Most Interesting Man Alive," except he's more cocky than confident and at times, charmingly grumpy. Although Craig's superpower seems amazing, he hasn't made use of it at all—he's lazy and figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to fight, what's the rush?
Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher)
Dwayne is a local celebrity "hero" with his very own YouTube channel. Brilliant, strong, noble, and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur. But he also deeply believes in justice — at least his version of it. Dwayne hides the fact that he comes from a really rich family because he's afraid he'll lose his street cred.
Robbie Baldwin (Speedball)
Superpower: Can launch kinetic balls of energy
Robbie grew up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower and loves the idea of being a hero. He's an impulsive and immature people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence. Although you would think throwing kinetic balls of energy would be awesome and effective – his are completely out of control.
Zack Smith (Microbe)
Superpower: Can talk to germs
Zack is a shy hypochondriac whose ability nearly makes him a telepath — the germs tell him where you've been, what you ate and who you hung out with. It's impossible to keep secrets around him. He's a big sweet guy the team takes under their wing, and they help him find and grow his own confidence.
Deborah Fields (Debrii)
Superpower: Low level telekinetic; trickster
Deborah is proud, funny and quick witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah has experienced deep loss in her personal life as a direct result of super "heroics." She can take care of herself, or at least says she can. She's the one who calls people on their BS and has no fear of putting her opinions out there.
Promotional ("comic style") art of the characters:
Clockwise from top: Microbe, Night Thrasher, Mister Immortal, Squirrel Girl & Tippy Toe, Debrii, and Speedball
No actors have been announced for these roles. New Warriors will debut in 2018 on Freeform (previously The Family Channel). Ten 30-minute episodes have been ordered.