The New Warriors cast welcomes Keith David as municipal employee Ernest Vigman
Marvel Entertainment announced today that their upcoming live-action Freeform series New Warriors has added Keith David to its cast. He’ll play a “caustic municipal employee” by the name of Ernest Vigman. Vigman’s personality is said to clash with “the hopeful energy of the new warriors.”
Keith David joins a New Warriors cast that includes Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, AT&T commercials) as Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl; Derek Theler (Baby Daddy, Shark Killer) as Craig Hollis/Mister Immortal, Jeremy Tardy (Dear White People) as Dwayne Taylor/Night Thrasher, Calum Worthy (Austin & Ally) as Robbie Baldwin/Speedball, Matthew Moy (2 Broke Girls) as Zack Smith/Microbe and Kate Comer (The Comeback) as Deborah Fields/Debrii.
Marvel’s New Warriors is about six young people with powers living and working together. 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. Not quite super, not yet 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.
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town, Enlisted) will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Defenders, Marvel’s Punisher) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s Inhumans) as executive producers.
The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut 2018.
No stranger to comic book worlds, Keith David has lent his voice to several Marvel and DC Comics properties. He’s also well known as the voice of the Image Comics’ Spawn on HBO’s late ’90s animated series. David previously worked with Biegel on the comedy series Enlisted. His other recent small-screen appearances include headlining OWN’s Greenleaf and the final season of Dan Harmon’s Community (having made a cameo in an earlier episode).
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