Are you ready for a half-hour comedy series set in the Marvel Universe? One that features younger heroes with offbeat codenames and superpowers? Well, you’d better be, because Marvel ordered a full season of New Warriors earlier this month.
Scrubs alum Kevin Biegel is the showrunner. And today, thanks to an official Marvel.com announcement, we’ve learned exactly who will be on the team of superpowered young people at the heart of his show.
The heroes on the roster are…
Secret identity: Doreen Green.
Powers: controls squirrels, plus she’s strong and acrobatic.
Described as: “a totally empowered fangirl,” “a natural leader”, “tough, but not innocent.”
Secret identity: Craig Hollis.
Powers: literally can’t die.
Described as: “charmingly grumpy […] he’s lazy and figures if he has all the time in the world to learn how to fight, what’s the rush?”
Secret identity: Dwayne Taylor
Described as: “a local celebrity ‘hero’ with his very own YouTube channel. Brilliant, strong, noble, and maybe a bit full of himself.”
Secret identity: Deborah Fields
Powers: “Low level telekinetic; trickster”
Described as: “proud, funny and quick witted. Confidently out as a lesbian, Deborah has experienced deep loss in her personal life as a direct result of super ‘heroics.’ She can take care of herself, or at least says she can.”
Secret identity: Robbie Baldwin
Powers: “can launch kinetic balls of energy”
Described as: “an impulsive and immature people-pleaser with a misplaced sense of confidence.”
Also, it says on the Marvel announcement that he “grew up watching Quinjets take off from Avengers Tower and loves the idea of being a hero.”
Secret identity: Zack Smith
Powers: “can talk to germs”
Described as: “a shy hypochondriac whose ability nearly makes him a telepath — the germs tell him where you’ve been, what you ate and who you hung out with.”
Here’s the gang all together in an official piece of art…
We await casting news!