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Marvel's Cloak and Dagger series casts title roles

01.30.2017

CLOAK AND DAGGER is a Marvel TV series that will premiere on the Freeform network. It is about "the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, who come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. 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."

Sounds cool. They've also just cast the roles, with former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt as Dagger, who is described as "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."

Meanwhile, Aubrey Joseph (HBO's THE NIGHT OF) has been cast as Cloak: "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."

Not going to lie, I like the sound of all that. I especially like the interracial couple angle, which after Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, looks like it might be closer to being more normalized on television and movies. 

But what do you Schmoes think? You guys looking forward for a non-Netflix Marvel series? Sound off below!

Extra Tidbit: Cloak and Dagger first appeared in Marvel comics in "Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64" (March 1982).
Source: Deadline

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