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Marvel’s New War­riors re­cruits its Squir­rel Girl…

The Marvel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse’s win­ning streak is poised to con­tinue next year with the stu­dio’s TV com­edy adap­ta­tion of New War­riors. The show will fea­ture This Is Us star Mi­lana Vayn­trub as Squir­rel Girl, Derek Theler as Mister Im­mor­tal, Jeremy Tardy as Night Thrasher, Calum Wor­thy as Speed­ball, Matthew Moy as Mi­crobe and Kate Comer as De­brii.

While pro­mot­ing her new in­ter­ac­tive rom-com That Mo­ment When (pro­duced by The Guild star San­deep Parikh) at Comic-Con 2017, Vayn­trub tells Red Alert of her in­tro­duc­tion to the War­riors’ world…

“My friend bought me a bunch of the comics be­cause he thought that I re­minded him of the char­ac­ter. And when I read them I thought, ‘I re­mind my­self of this char­ac­ter!’ Then he heard there was a show, and he said, ‘You gotta get your peo­ple to send you out for the show.’ I sent it to my peo­ple, and I was like, ‘You gotta get me to go out for this show!’”

Though A-lis­ters like Anna Ken­drick ex­pressed in­ter­est in the role, “I kind of al­ways knew that it was mine,” ad­mits Vayn­trub. “I’d never felt that way be­fore about any­thing.’” And re­gard­ing her role in That Mo­ment When: “Anna Ken­drick was not avail­able,” Vayn­trub laughs.

New War­riors comes to Freeform in the US in 2018.

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