It looks like Marvel is working on a new scripted podcast series, as Variety has just announced that Squirrel Girl is getting her own series which will act as a direct continuation with Ryan North. It’ll be titled Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show with Milana Vayntrub taking on the role of Doreen Green. The actress is known for her work on the AT&T ad series and was cast for the role in the original New Warriors pilot that never picked up. She shared her enthusiasm on reprising the role and what the character means to her in an interview with Variety.
Doreen has an optimism that’s not based in naiveté. Her optimism is grounded in fairness and trust and justice. I think she — like me and in a way, she’s more of who I want to be like — really believes there is good in all people and that justice is not punishment, but justice is restorative and it’s about people taking accountability and it’s becoming better versions of themselves. People do harm because they are lacking in resources or in love in some way. And she is hilarious because of her honesty and her bluntness and her ability to see the best in people. It’s more of who I want to be like, and I feel like, after a few hours of playing her, I like channel her and then can bring that into my life.Milana Vayntrub
North is set to write the series and will continue his four-year run of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. He aims to continue the optimistic energy that the character had in that run. He does highlight that they made some changes to continuity to ensure that new listeners can jump into the SiriusXM podcast series. It’ll run for six episodes and is already available for those interested in checking it out: