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Milana Vayntrub Cast as Squirrel Girl in Freeform’s ‘New Warriors’ TV Series

A few months ago we learned that Freeform had ordered a comedic television series based on Marvel’s New Warriors. What got us most excited about this though was finding out that the series would prominently feature Doreen Green — aka Squirrel Girl. As Squirrel Girl is the single best character in all of Marvel’s comics canon, getting to see her on screen finally is kind of a big deal. Our biggest question was, as you’d expect, who the heck is going to play her?

Well, it looks like we have our answer.

Marvel has announced that Squirrel Girl will be played by none other than Milana Vayntrub. Vayntrub has appeared in a number of projects, but honestly most of you probably know her from playing Lily in the AT&T commercials. Really, in my opinion, where she shined brightest was as Tina in Other Space.

If you haven’t watched Other Space yet, do so immediately.

The announcement also mentioned that cast will also include Derek Theler as “Craig Hollis/Mister Immortal,” Jeremy Tardy as “Dwayne Taylor/Night Thrasher,” Calum Worthy as “Robbie Baldwin/Speedball,” Matthew Moy as “Zack Smith/Microbe,” and Kate Comer as “Deborah Fields/Debrii.” And while that’s a pretty great lineup for the show, here at Nerd & Tie it just kind of faded into the background as we all thought about how wonderful it will be to see Squirrel Girl on screen.

New Warriors is slated to debut in 2018 on Freeform.

Via Marvel, h/t Wurm

Episode 96 – Complete Con Chaos

On this, our officially longest ever episode of Nerd & Tie, we celebrate Invader Zim‘s impending return, discuss John Simm’s returning as The Master on Doctor Who, lose our minds over the New Warriors television show (featuring Squirrel Girl), contemplate Rainn Wilson’s casting as Harry Mudd on Star Trek: Discovery, and speculate on the possibility of a Joss Whedon written/directed Batgirl movie.

Then we tackle the con scene, where Angry Goat Productions continues to do things that are absolutely insane, and AnachroCon’s management seems to have devolved into complete anarchy. We also talk about the great time we had at Karoshi Con, and look forward to No Brand Con.

Plus, y’know, there’s a mailbag. This episode is just full of stuff.

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Freeform Orders a ‘New Warriors’ TV Series (Featuring Squirrel Girl)

Guys – there’s some pretty exciting news out there today. Squirrel Girl is coming to television screens. I repeat, this is not a drill – Squirrel Girl is coming to television screens. SQUIRREL GIRL. IS. COMING. TO. TELEVISION. SCREENS.

I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.

To be clear, what’s happening here is thatFreeform has officially ordered a New Warriors television series, but that show will prominently feature fan favorite Squirrel Girl. Because, y’know, Squirrel Girl is awesome, and if you have the option to put her on your show, you put her on your show. Kevin Biegel is reportedly in negotiations to helm the ten episode season, and I am just so excited right now.

What a time to be alive.

Via THR