There are a lot of Marvel TV shows out there but one of them is currently in a weird sense of limbo. After getting a full cast on board Freeform decided not to pick up New Warriors. Perhaps they wanted to see if Cloak and Dagger does well or maybe Disney is going to put the show on their streaming service. We don’t know because we haven’t heard anything in months. While Fabian Nicieza might have written the”most successful version of New Warriors” according to him he can’t offer any real updates on the shows status. He does talk about the show to SyFy Wire.
I’ve actually had numerous conversations with the showrunners to discuss this very thing. The TV thing is not the original comics thing; it is its own entity, and my desire is for it to be as good as it can possibly be for what it is. And what it is is a half-hour dramedy, comedy docu-comedy show about a young group of 20-somethings living in a house, pretending to be superheroes. What I think is the core underlying ethos of New Warriors that made my run so successful and that others struggled with was the strident, passionate, and relatively immature perspective the young bring to seek change in the world. There has to be an element of anger and passion to that, which infused the original series. There also has to be an element of positive aspiration to it, too, because they’re supposed to be good people who just don’t know enough about the world yet. I hope they use those elements in the TV show, because then, to me, it’s the brand of New Warriors. If they don’t, it will be other iterations that Marvel published, and there’s a reason those didn’t succeed: because it lacked the core DNA.
New Warriors was originally scheduled to come out this year but the changing network means we probably won’t see it until next year. As previously said there is a pretty good chance that this could end up on the streaming service as one of the things they kick it off with. They need something to bring in the Marvel fans and this is a pretty easy way to accomplish that.
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