Milana Vayntrub and Derek Theler among others have landed key roles Marvel’s New Warriors comedy series!
Milana Vayntrub who we last saw in NBC’s This is Us has landed the role of Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl. Doreen is described as an empowered fangirl with the powers of a squirrel. Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is her pet squirrel, Tippy Toe.
Derek Theler who starred in Freeform’s Baby Daddy is sticking with the network for his role as Craig Hollis, aka Mister Immortal. Craig cannot die, however he has never tested his ability.
The ensemble is rounded out with Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People), Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally), Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls), and Kate Comer (The Comeback).
Tardy will play Dwayne Taylor, aka Night Thrasher. He is described as a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur who also deeply believes in justice.
Worthy 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.
Moy will play 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.”
Comer will play Deborah Fields, aka Debrii. Deborah is a funny, low-level telekinetic. Her powers are so minimal she can barely “move a paper cup.”
Showrunner Kevin Giegel shares his thoughts on the cast:
“I am thrilled beyond belief to be working with this incredible group of actors. They are funny, sincere, eager, charming and perfectly embody these characters. It’ll be a blast and an honor to create this show with each of them.”
The 10 episode series follows these six young people with special abilities who live and work together and will air on Freeform in 2018.