Marvel is expanding their relationship with Freeform to include New Warriors, a show will be filming in Atlanta down the line. Following their previous collaborations with ABC and Netflix, Marvel TV is expanding their reach to include Hulu for Runaways and Freeform for Cloak & Dagger. While Cloak & Dagger already has a cast, filmed a pilot, and released its first trailer, Freeform has also been working to bring New Warriors to life on their network.
As a sister-network of ABC, Marvel’s partnership with them is no surprise, especially considering the younger demographic that Freeform targets. This is precisely the audience both sides are aiming for with New Warriors, as it will bring Squirrel Girl and others to the small screen. Even though casting has not yet been announced, the series now has a filming location.
Atlanta Filming has revealed that New Warriors will be filming in Atlanta, Georgia when the time comes. There is currently no timetable for it to begin filming, as New Warriors is currently in the early stages of pre-production. Those working on the show must first finish the scripts, find directors, cast members, and more before production can actually begin. All the same, at least the series’ creative team now has a location picked out, when they are ready to start rolling camera.
Filming in Atlanta is a staple for Marvel movies, but their TV shows have been stationed in various parts of the country. Los Angeles and New York have been the primary locations, but with Cloak & Dagger going to New Orleans, the Atlanta setting for production could indicate that the New Warriors series will take place in a similar setting – or at the very least one that Atlanta can double for.
That said, it should be quite some time before New Warriors sets up shop in Atlanta. The writers room assembled just two months ago and must still be working on scripts at this point. Freeform has ordered a ten-episode first season for New Warriors thus far, but the show’s writers are likely not yet done scripting out each episode – something that is only going put casting on the back-burner.
After casting relative unknowns with Cloak & Dagger, it is expected that New Warriors will follow suit and fill out their misfit team with new talent. There could be some more recognizable faces included if Freeform is hoping to spinoff New Warriors later on. Even though it is unknown who will land the various lead roles, they will at least know immediately where they’ll spend a good portion of their time.
We’ll bring you more information on New Warriors as it becomes available.
Source: Atlanta Filming