Marvel's superhero team Cloak & Dagger are getting their very own television series on Freeform, which used to be ABC Family. Honestly, it looks like what would happen if Stephenie Meyer (Twilight books) or Sara Shephard (Pretty Little Liars books) started writing a comic book series. There's an awful lot of teen angst and youthful drama pulsing through the first trailer for the show. It looks like it'll have some unnecessary teen sensuality going on as well. You can check out the trailer and a description of what to expect from the show after the jump.
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.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito and J.D. Evermore. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski (Underground, Heroes) serves as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s The Defenders), Marvel’s head of Television, and Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Punisher, Marvel’s The Defenders) also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) directed the first episode.
Freeform has ordered ten one-hour episodes of Cloak & Dagger slated to debut in early 2018.