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Squirrel Girl fans, your time has come. Marvel has announced that New Warriors has been picked up by Freeform. This will be the second Marvel property at Freeform as they are also working on Cloak and Dagger which is scheduled to air sometime in 2018. New Warriors will be a half-hour comedy, a first for a Marvel property.

The show will revolve around six super-powered teens, led by fan favorite Squirrel Girl, living and working together. Kevin Biegel, who has worked on Scrubs, Cougar Town and Enlisted, will be the showrunner. He is also a huge Marvel and Squirrel Girl fan. Vice president of programming for Freeform, Karey Burke, is excited to be working with Biegel:

We were big fans of Enlisted and were excited when Marvel put him together. Marvel and ABC Studios had made that marriage before it came to Freeform. He has a great love for all the characters that are populating the show around Squirrel Girl. He has a deep respect for Squirrel Girl. Her greatest weapon is her optimism — and this is a character who could easily be made fun of — but she’s written so lovingly that we were thrilled when he was packaged with it. When he came in and pitched it, he understood her importance in the world and as hopefully an iconic heroine for audiences.

Don’t expect to see the show until at least winter of 2018. Things are just getting started and casting will begin in a few weeks. Fans have been pretty vocal on the web about who should be cast as Squirrel Girl, and Actress Anna Kendrick has been campaigning to get the role even before any show was even announced. Burke was asked if Kendrick, or Shannon Purser of Stranger Things were being considered for Squirrel Girl:

Those names have come up! This network has made a lot of stars and we’re in a unique position with Squirrel Girl and Marvel. The character is such a calling card. I’m interested to see if name actresses feel right for it.

Burke also said that she is not at liberty to say who the other team members will be, but she is not ruling out the characters getting their own spinoff show:

Absolutely. The characters they’ve chosen are all really singular and could each carry the show that they’re on. They’re bound together as a band of underdogs for as long as we choose with this show but it’s conceptually tailor-made for spinoffs.

So keep checking in with us as we will be posting any casting news as soon as we hear about it. Everyone will want to know who will be donning the big, brown Squirrel Girl tale!