Marvel TV and FreeForm have a nice little thing going with the addition of Cloak and Dagger and New Warriors. While the cast of Cloak and Dagger has been set for some time now, we finally have a look at who will be playing the New Warriors!
Actress Milana Vayuntrub (yes, the AT&T girl!) has landed the lead role of Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl, a role which actresses such as Anna Kendrick have openly campaigned. She is joined by co-lead Derek Theler, who will play the lazy ladies’ man, Craig Hollis/Mr. Immortal. Vayuntrub was most recently seen on the uber-loved This Is Us while Theler is a veteran of the ABC family of networks having starred in Baby Daddy.
Jeremy Tardy, Calum Worthy, Matthew Moy and Kate Comer fill out the rest of the young team. Tardy (Dear White People) will fill the role of Dwayne Taylor/Night Thrasher, described as a young entrepreneur whose deep pockets and thirst for justice will help fund the team. Worthy (Austin and Ally) will provide any additional comic relief not provided by Squirrel Girl as the goofy Robbie Baldwin/Speedball. Moy, who has had a great run as Han on 2 Broke Girls, will fill the role of Zack Smith/Microbe, whose power is that he…talks to germs. Comer will play the teams telekenetic, Deborah Fields/Debrii, a sharp-witted and confident character whose interactions with the rest of the team promise to provide laughs. This is a great looking cast and a great team (not too awfully different than the one we hoped for!) and it’ll be interesting to see ABC’s comedic spin on this squad.
“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,” said showrunner Kevin Biegel.
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb added, “We’re so lucky to have assembled such a diverse and incredibly talented cast. We can’t wait for the fans to see what’s in store when we unleash these iconic characters into the world!”
As of the time this article was published, there was no word on the casting of Tippy Toe. The show, which was ordered to series in early spring and is set to film in Atlanta, is expected to air on FreeForm in winter of 2018!