Marvel and Freeform have found their Cloak and Dagger for the new live-action drama series based on the Marvel characters. The announcement stated yesterday that Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph have landed the leads in the new coming-of-age Freeform drama series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.
“The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy,” said Pokaski. “When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe.”
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen (Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Joseph), who come from very different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never shared with another soul. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness and teleport. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.
Joe Pokaski (Underground) serving as showrunner and Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) set to direct the first episode.