Marvel’s superhero sitcom New Warriors was dropped because bosses thought it was “too gay” for TV, its showrunner has claimed. The live action series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was greenlit in 2017 by Disney-owned TV studio Freeform, and went as far as casting main characters and filming a pilot.
Its stars were billed as “six super-powered young people with abilities very different from the Avengers who want to make a positive impact in the world, even if they are not quite ready to be heroes”. The show promised the debut of Squirrel Girl (Milana Vayntrub), as well as Mister Immortal (Derek Theler), Night Thrasher (Jeremy Tardy), Speedball (Calum Worthy), Microbe (Matthew Moy), and Debrii (Kate Comer).
But despite the pilot’s positive response at test screenings, Freeform dropped New Warriors stating that there wasn’t room for it in the schedule.