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Marvel and Freeform have cast their Squirrel Girl and the rest of the New Warriors…

July 12th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We have our Squirrel Girl, folks!

And the rest of the cast for Marvel’s upcoming New Warriors series at Freeform is in place.

Sadly though, Squirrel Girl won’t be played by fan favourite Shannon Purser (Stranger Things’ Barb) but rather This Is Us star Milana Vayntrub (above).

She will be joined by Baby Daddy’s Derek Theler as Mister Immortal in the 10-episode comedy series.

Rounding out the rest of the team are Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy as Speedball, Matthew Moy as Microbe and Kate Comer as Debrii.

Showrunner Kevin Biegel said: “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.”

Picked up straight to series in April, New Warriors hails from Marvel Television and ABC Studios’ cable arm ABC Signature. Marvel head of TV Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory executive produce alongside Biegel.

Still no word of this is all part of the MCU ala Agents Of SHIELD. We’ll keep you posted.


Here’s the breakdown of the New Warriors:

Vayntrub (who recurred on NBC’s This Is Us as Kevin’s Broadway co-star Sloane) will take on Doreen Green — aka Squirrel Girl. Doreen is a totally empowered fangirl who has the incredible powers of a … squirrel. Her greatest quality is her optimism and her best friend is a pet squirrel, Tippy Toe. Vayntrub is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.

Theler, who wrapped his six-season starring role on Freeform’s Baby Daddy in May, is Craig Hollis, aka Mister Immortal. Craig can’t die … or so he says. Although Craig’s superpower seems amazing, he hasn’t made use of it at all — he figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to do anything heroic, what’s the rush? Theler is with Paradigm, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Sloane Offer.

Tardy (Dear White People) takes on the role of Dwayne Taylor, aka Night Thrasher. Brilliant and noble and maybe a bit full of himself, Dwayne is a shameless self-promoter and entrepreneur who also deeply believes in justice. Tardy is with the Kohner Agency and Generate.

Worthy (Austin & Ally, Cassandra French’s Finishing School) will play Robbie Baldwin, aka Speedball. Robbie is an impulsive people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence who throws kinetic balls of energy that are completely out of control. Worthy is repped by CTM International, Principato Young and Myman Greenspan.


Moy will take on the role of Zack Smith, aka Microbe. Zack is a shy hypochondriac who has the ability to talk to germs, which can tell him where you’ve been, what you ate and who you hung out with. It’s impossible to keep secrets around him. Moy is fresh off his six-season run on CBS’ recently canceled 2 Broke Girls, where he played diner owner Han. The actor, who also counts Steven Universe among his credits, is repped by AKA Talent Agency, Management 360 and Lichter Grossman.


Comer (The Comeback) rounds out the cast as Deborah Fields, aka Debrii. Deborah is proud, funny and quick-witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah is a low-level telekinetic — very low. Like, she-can-move-a-paper-cup low. Comer is with Esteemed Artists Talent and CESD.

Source: THR


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….