Freeform has unveiled the first trailer for he upcoming Marvel series based on the superhero duo first introduced in a 1982 issue of Spider-Man, Cloak & Dagger. The characters are being updated for the Freeform series as two modern teens from different backgrounds, Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) who suddenly find themselves with a new set of superpowers that are linked together by an event from their past. Tandy produces daggers of light, whereas Tyrone can envelop others in darkness. Being on Freeform and adapted into the YA formula means that the show will highlight the teen drama over genre as Tandy and Tyrone’s feelings for each other only further complicate the discovery of their new abilities.
Cloak & Dagger was ordered straight-to-series for a ten-episode run, slated to debut in early 2018 on Freeform. The hour-long drama also stars Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito and J.D. Evermore, with the pilot helmed by Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Underground‘s Joe Pokaski serves as showrunner on the Marvel/ABC TV collaboration, with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory executive producing.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger:
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.