Marvel has officially announced the casting of their heroes Cloak & Dagger for the upcoming series with actor Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of, Run All Night) and former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt (I Didn’t Do It) cast as the title heroes, Tandy Bowen, a.k.a. Dagger, and Tyrone Johnson, a.k.a. Cloak!
“The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy. When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe,” said executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski.
“Marvel is delighted to have found our ‘Cloak & Dagger.’ Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved Marvel characters. Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. 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. 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.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. The series is targeting a Winter 2018 debut on Freeform.
Created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan in the pages of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cloak & Dagger have fought alongside the X-Men, the Runaways, Doctor Strange and even Captain America’s Secret Avengers during the first Civil War event.