Fans shouldn’t expect to see Squirrel Girl and company team up with Cloak & Dagger anytime soon. From the looks of things, Disney’s Freeform network just doesn’t have any time slots for the 10-episode New Warriors series. That isn’t to say the series won’t get made. Quite the opposite, in fact. The series pilot tested well, and executives at Disney were on board. But Freeform’s schedule simply wouldn’t allow for a time slot. In its place, the show was shopped to other networks that would potentially be interested in running it.
The series is bound to get made, but where else could it wind up? The easiest answer would be for it to show up on any one of the multitudes of Disney-owned networks. Although technically this is a given. As per conditions between Marvel and Disney, Marvel can’t sell projects to other companies in the first place.
Could it end up on ABC alongside the likes of Inhumans and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? It’s certainly a possibility, but given the recent Inhumans debacle, that may be expecting too much. And even if it were to air there, it’s entirely likely that it would exist independently of the two shows, much like Black Lightning, over on CW.
That said, Disney co-owns A&E, though the series doesn’t exactly seem to fit into the general niche that A&E focuses on. There’s also the possibility of the show winding up on Hulu alongside the upcoming Runaways project. As with the other shows, it’s unlikely New Warriors will be sharing a universe with any show that shares a network with it. It was clearly never the plan, to begin with. And based on the general understanding of the Runaways series, sharing that universe would place it in the MCU, which seems to be a far cry from the original plan.
There’s also the idea that the series could wind up on Disney’s as-of-yet unnamed streaming service. This would very closely reflect happenings with DC’s ongoing Titans project, which will be launching on their own service. However, that possibility is apparently a longshot, and one could see why, if that service is aimed more at Disney original content, as has been suggested.
Wherever New Warriors winds up, it seems those behind it are confident that viewers will enjoy it. In the meantime, the original target network for the show, Freeform, will be premiering Cloak & Dagger, early next year.
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