Freeform has been struggling to forge its own identity since its rebranding from ABC Family in 2016, and their next best chance at this has just flown the coop. Marvel’s New Warriors was set to debut on Freeform in 2018, but now the show is seeking a new home. After failing to find a time slot for the series, Marvel took it back and are now going to shop it around.
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As superheroes continue to dominate the box office, Marvel Television is expanding its reach from ABC (Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter) and Netflix (The Defenders and its individual preceding shows) to Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family. Cloak and Dagger will be their first show on Freeform in 2018, and it’ll be followed by New Warriors, a series from Cougar Town creator Kevin Biegel that involves the fan favorite character Squirrel Girl and a handful of other superpowered teens.
A new press release confirms that the show’s key actors have been secured, so read on to discover the members of the New Warriors cast.
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Let’s be real: Marvel Entertainment has produced some pretty damn cheesy television over the past few years. They’re not necessarily bad shows, mind you, but many of them have dipped into super cheesy territory: overly dramatic, seemingly lacking any sense of self-awareness, the works. I don’t need to name names because you know it when you see it.
Today, Freeform (formerly ABC Family) released a trailer for Marvel’s new teen-centric series Cloak and Dagger, and it could just be the editing in this trailer, but man, this show looks like Chester Cheetah: dangerously cheesy.
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Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Angie Han
Marvel Studios is ready to introduce its latest small-screen superheroes. First announced last year, Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger has just set Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt to star as Cloak and Dagger, respectively. The YA-ish comic book series centers around two very different teenagers who strike up a romance, drawn together by their strange powers. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Marvel Cinematic Universe had its big bang on the big screen in 2008, but over the past couple of years it’s been spreading out over the small screen as well — first with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter on ABC, then with Daredevil and Jessica Jones on Netflix. Now it’s branching out into the world of basic cable, as Freeform (the channel formerly known as ABC Family) gives a straight-to-series order to Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. Read More »
You know ABC Family, right? They’re the network that has all those shows like Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters that are like high school soap operas, but they also play The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Harry Potter movies a lot, not to mention reruns of Reba (yeah, that’s a show starring Reba McEntire) and Boy Meets World. Well, they’re about to get a little bit of a makeover.
Starting in January 2016, ABC Family will be rebranding itself as Freeform in an effort to gear itself towards the younger audience its been pulling in for years. The good news is that the programming roster will pretty much stay the same, but they’re just re-positioning themselves to make sure all the young people think they’re cool. Read More »