Marvel’s Cloak meets her Dagger in the first set photos to surface for Freeform’s upcoming Cloak and Dagger series.
Played by Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, up above you’ll get a preemptive peek at Tandy Bowen (Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Joseph) dressed in civvies and sharing a warm embrace. Filming is already underway in New Orleans, and Marvel and Freeform’s team-up series has been pitched as a coming-of-age romance with a superhero twist, in which Tandy (Dagger) and Johnson (Cloak) struggle to wrangle their superhuman abilities under control.
On the one end of the spectrum, Tandy has the power to emit light daggers on a whim, while Tyrone is able to engulf others in darkness at a moment’s notice. Pretty handy, right? Turns out that’s not the case, and Cloak and Dagger will explore how each character comes to terms with their paranormal powers.
With an ensemble cast now locked in, Marvel and Freeform’s upcoming series is beginning to make the formative steps toward its launch in winter 2018. It’s still a ways away, then, but you can find the show’s early logline below.
“It is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved Marvel characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul.
“Once a privileged little girl, Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life changing event. Young Tyrone Johnson wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off. But when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes forever.”
Filming on Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger series is now underway. It’s one of many Marvel-related projects bound for the small screen, given the prolific studio has also mapped out plans for The Inhumans and Runaways, Brian K. Vaughan’s teen-centric drama.