Olivia Holt (Tandy Bowen) and Aubrey Joseph (Tyrone Johnson) become Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger in today’s brand new trailer for the coming-of-age superhero story – which we know will premiere on Freeform on June 7th at 8pm ET.
Bursting with young romance and teenage angst, the live-action adaptation comes to us courtesy of showrunner Joe Pokaski (Underground, Heroes), who looks to tell the story of Tandy (Dagger) and Tyrone (Cloak), as they each struggle to understand their superhuman abilities and how to keep them under control. The trailer also teases that the two youngsters are a “divine pairing,” with an ominous voiceover telling us that one will live while the other will die.
For those familiar with the comics, you’ll know that Cloak and Dagger 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?) and set out to fight crime and put an end to 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.
Cloak & Dagger‘s first season will premiere with a two-hour episode via Freeform on June 7th, with Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) helming the pilot.