Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger set for 2018 broadcast

It’s been announced that Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, announced in April of this year, will be broadcast in winter 2018.

Back in April, Variety released this synopsis for Cloak and Dagger, which focuses on two teenage heroes - Tyrone Johnson, known as Cloak, and Tandy Bowen, known as Dagger.

The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love — 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.

The show recieved a straight-to-series order when it was initially commissioned; unlike with ABC’s most recent superhero tie-in, Marvel’s Most Wanted, this programme is guaranteed to have at least one full series.

Cloak and Dagger is set to air on Freeform, an offshoot of ABC which is a rebranded version of the previous ‘ABC Family’. The channel typically targets 18-34 year olds, and it can be expected that Cloak and Dagger will look towards a similar audience.

As of yet, there’s been no casting announcements for the series - however, we do know that Joe Pokaski will be acting as showrunner. Pokaski has previously served as a writer and co-executive producer on Marvel’s hit Netflix show Daredevil, and is also well known for his work on Heroes. Currently, it’s reported that Pokaski is working on rewriting his initial pilot script.


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