Squirrel Girl And The New Warriors FINALLY Coming To TV

Thanos is quaking in his boots.

Squirrel Girl

There may be part of you that REALLY hopes that Squirrel Girl turns up in the midst of Avengers: Infinity War for a Hail Mary intervention that kills Thanos (since the pair have hilarious precedent), but the latest Marvel TV deal probably makes that impossible.

It turns out that the most... left-field of Marvel's heroes is coming to ABC, as part of the New Warriors TV show Marvel have just unveiled. THR say that the show has been ordered as a 10-part, 30-minute live-action comedy show that could be written by Scrubs writer Kevin Biegel.

Squirrel Girl is so far the only confirmed character, with 5 thus far unnamed team-mates in tow. She's being described as "a totally empowering fan girl who is tough, optimistic and a natural leader." What they're missing out, of course, is that she commands an army of squirrels, which might well eat up the entire effects budget for the show.

Also, she's never actually been a member of the New Warriors team, so she's stealing attention from other characters (but at least we'll finally get to see her on screen). The group was founded by Firestar, Justice, Namorita, Night Thrasher, Nova and Speedball (who was the only surviving member of the disaster that ultimately kicked off Civil War in the comics).

Over the years, there have been some pretty wide-ranging heroes in the group, from Hindsight Lad to Scarlet Spider, and none are particularly mainstream, which probably suits the show's comedic spin.

The show will come in 2018, and we already have an official synopsis:

New Warriors revolves around about six young people with powers living and working together. With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of The Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world ... even if the world isn't ready. With Freeform focused on a group dubbed "becomers" — those experiencing a series of firsts in life including first loves and first jobs — New Warriors explores the journey into adulthood, except in this world, they're not quite super and not yet heroes and the guys can be as terrifying as bad dates.

The note about the opposite end of the spectrum to the Avengers is a little harsh on Squirrel Girl, since she's one of the most notoriously over-powered characters in the Marvel universe, but perhaps that will be spun out for lols?

Either way, another nice addition to the Marvel TV universe.

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