In what felt like something that wasn’t going to be real has now taken a very real step forward. Marvel’s newest properties are to head to the silver screen but will not be joining the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the ABC network. Instead, Cloak & Dagger, will be found on Freeform, one of Disney’s younger channels.
A number of years ago Marvel started to promote some of their lesser known characters, such as Iron Fist, Black Panther, Moon Knight, in case they were ever adapted for the screen in the future. Cloak & Dagger was also in that list but it took the popularity of the Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Daredevil and his Netflix Defenders to get them here. Much like those then unknown properties Tandy and Ty will soon be names we’ll be eager to see on our screens each week.
The tale tells us of unloved and privileged teen Tandy Bowen and on-the-run-from-the-law Tyrone Johnson who both runaway from their respective lives onto the brutal streets of New York where they bump into each other and forge a strong friendship together. This chance encounter forever changes their lives. Through an unfortunate accident both Tandy and Tyrone develop powers. Bowen beams with an immense light with which she can create glowing fléchettes to use as projectiles. Johnson develops a hunger for darkness and wears a cloak that allows him to teleport. They each need the others powers for their own to thrive and survive. This bond is what keeps them together through their adventures but also fuels affection for each other.
Cast as the eponymous yin/yang heroes are Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph. Holt comes from the Disney Chanel machine, starring in shows such as Kickin’ It and Girl vs. Monster; whereas Aubrey Joseph has been seen on the crime drama The Night Of….
Joe Pokaski will serve as showrunner and has said that this will be an adventure story with an element of romance.
Freeform (and it’s predecessor ABC Family) have had this show in development for a number of years as yet there is no release date. Stay with us and as the news hits we’ll let you know too.