Sans passer par la case pilote, la chaîne américaine Freeform (ex-ABC Family) a commandé une première saison de 10 épisodes d'une série New Warriors, qui est présentée comme une comédie d'action.
Dans les comics, les New Warriors sont une équipe de jeunes super-héros (à l'instar des Teen Titans de la distinguée concurrence) qui comprend l'ingénieux Night Trasher, les mutants Justice & Firestar, le premier Nova, le frappadingue Speedball et la princesse des mers Namorita.
Pour le moment, un seul membre de cette future déclinaison télévisuelle est connu...Squirrel Girl (Ecureuillette en V.F.) !
Diffusion prévue en 2018 !
Marvel et Freeform ont révélé les personnages qui feront partie de la future version télévisuelle des New Warriors. Il y aura donc Squirrel Girl, deux membres de l'équipe originelle (Speedball et Night Trasher), deux membres de l'équipe de la mini-série de Zeb Wells et Skottie Young (Microbe et Debrii)...et Mister Immortal (des Vengeurs de Grands Lacs) !
Les annonces de casting ne devraient plus tarder.
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.
Et voici les New Warriors du petit écran : Milana Vayntrub sera Squirrel Girl, Derek Theler sera Mr Immortal, Jeremy Tardy sera Night Trasher, Calum Worthy sera Speedball, Matthew Moy sera Microbe et Kate Comer sera Debrii.
par Le Doc