“New Warriors” is on the move.
The live-action comedy series centered on the Marvel comics heroes will not air on Freeform as originally planned, TheWrap has learned.
“New Warriors,” which had been set for a 2018 debut, is currently getting shopped to other networks and platforms.
According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the project will also not move to Disney’s in-the-works streaming service as has been reported by other media outlets.
The show landed a straight-to-series order from Freeform earlier this year, and the cast includes Derek Theler (“Baby Daddy”) as Mister Immortal and Milana Vayntrub (“This Is Us”) as Squirrel Girl.
This is a time of transition at Freeform, with the cable channel announcing last month that it is expanding to a fourth night of original programming in 2018.
It recently handed a two-season pickup to “The Bold Type” despite a change in showrunner, and has said goodbye this year to “Pretty Little Liars,” “Baby Daddy,” “Switched at Birth” and “Stitchers.”
“New Warriors” isn’t the first Marvel TV project to experience a bumpy road this year. The new ABC drama “Marvel’s Inhumans” has been lambasted by critics and fans in its first season, and the show was labeled a “work in progress” by ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey in August.