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Holy Cow, Marvel Is Bringing Squirrel Girl To TV

We are truly blessed.

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Marvel just announced its first TV comedy. And it comes with something pretty rad: The live-action debut of Squirrel Girl, who is soon to be the light of SO MANY LIVES.

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The show, which will air on Freeform, is called New Warriors and will center on "six young people with powers living and working together," according to a press release from the network.

"With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world...even if the world isn't ready," the statement reads. "Not quite super, not quite heroes, Marvel's New Warriors is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once — except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates."
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"With powers and abilities on the opposite end of the spectrum of the Avengers, the New Warriors want to make a difference in the world...even if the world isn't ready," the statement reads. "Not quite super, not quite heroes, Marvel's New Warriors is about that time in your life when you first enter adulthood and feel like you can do everything and nothing at once — except in this world, bad guys can be as terrifying as bad dates."

Though we don't know the full lineup yet, we DO know that one of the six offbeat youths will be Doreen Green, aka Squirrel Girl, aka the most delightful squirrel-powered young woman on the planet.

The release described Doreen as "a totally empowering fan girl — tough, optimistic, and a natural leader." And yes, for those unfamiliar with the comic book character, she has the powers of a squirrel. And a tail! So this will be fun.
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The release described Doreen as "a totally empowering fan girl — tough, optimistic, and a natural leader." And yes, for those unfamiliar with the comic book character, she has the powers of a squirrel. And a tail! So this will be fun.

Since the debut of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson in 2014, Doreen's been the talk of the town. Both Anna Kendrick and Stranger Things star Shannon Purser have expressed interest in playing her. 👀

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Regardless of who ends up playing her, though, WE'RE GETTING SQUIRREL GIRL, YOU GUYS!!!

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