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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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7:23AM on 01/31/2017
The original comics are so dam dark. I loved them. Cloak and Dagger were actually drug addicts who tried some shit that changed them on a molecular level. Their relationship is almost symbiotic, where they need each other (Light and Dark) to keep themselves balanced. It was messed up when you think about it, as they kinda became addicted to each other. I know they won't address any of what I just wrote. I don't think that's the direction they're going in, but I really loved the characters
The original comics are so dam dark. I loved them. Cloak and Dagger were actually drug addicts who tried some shit that changed them on a molecular level. Their relationship is almost symbiotic, where they need each other (Light and Dark) to keep themselves balanced. It was messed up when you think about it, as they kinda became addicted to each other. I know they won't address any of what I just wrote. I don't think that's the direction they're going in, but I really loved the characters growing up (I always preferred the darker characters like Moon Knight and Punisher) and I hope they do Cloak and Dagger justice.
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8:42PM on 01/30/2017
A Cloak and Dagger show could be awesome, and aiming it to a teen audience makes sense. However, from the 3 or 4 issues of the series I had back in the 90's, romance really didn't seem like it was a central part of the story. If I remember right Cloak fell for Dagger, but she didn't really like him that way and I don't think they ever actually got together. Spider-Man was way more teen/college romance-y than Cloak and Dagger ever were.
A Cloak and Dagger show could be awesome, and aiming it to a teen audience makes sense. However, from the 3 or 4 issues of the series I had back in the 90's, romance really didn't seem like it was a central part of the story. If I remember right Cloak fell for Dagger, but she didn't really like him that way and I don't think they ever actually got together. Spider-Man was way more teen/college romance-y than Cloak and Dagger ever were.
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6:51PM on 01/30/2017
So, does it mean the whole 'they got their powers because of drugs' to unPC for TV ?
So, does it mean the whole 'they got their powers because of drugs' to unPC for TV ?
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7:34PM on 01/30/2017
I think Freeform has had shows deal with drugs and stuff in the past, BUT I'm still sure they decided that wasn't the best way to introduce super heroes.
I think Freeform has had shows deal with drugs and stuff in the past, BUT I'm still sure they decided that wasn't the best way to introduce super heroes.
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