Bursting with young romance and teenage angst, the live-action Cloak and Dagger comes from the mind of showrunner Joe Pokaski (Underground, Heroes), who will tell the tale of Tandy (Dagger) and Johnson (Cloak) as they each struggle to wrangle their superhuman abilities under control. As the teaser alludes to, the titular characters have something of a history together, having come into contact with one another as kids. Exactly how that chance (?) meeting filters into the story, though, is still up for question.
They are, in essence, the polar opposites of each other; Holt’s Tandy Bowen can emit blinding light daggers on a whim, while Tyrone “Ty” Johnson harbors an ability that allows him to engulf others in darkness. Together, they form an alliance (and romance?) to tackle crime and the city’s underground drug trade. Also starring Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito and J.D. Evermore, here’s the official logline:
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.
All 10 episodes of Cloak and Dagger‘s inaugural season will premiere via Freeform in 2018, when Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) will helm the pilot episode. It’s by no means the only Marvel series currently in the pipeline, either, what with the New Warriors also bound for Freeform, not to mention Hulu’s teen-friendly Runaways.