‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger’ Casts Its Leads
‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger’ is one of many Marvel TV shows currently in development and it looks as though things are starting to come together. Set to air on Freeform in the US, the show has cast former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt, in the role of Tandy Bowen a.k.a Dagger, whilst Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) will be playing the role of 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 showrunner and Executive Producer Joe Pokaski.
“Marvel is delighted to have found our Cloak and 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.
The straight-to-series coming-of-age live-action drama, which had previously been in the works for ABC Family, joins ‘Agents of Shield’ and the upcoming ‘The Inhumans’ on the ABC TV side of things. Marvel clearly isn’t about to slow things down, and with this show catering to a different audience, they could certainly have another hit on their hands.
The official description of the series is as follows:
“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 and Dagger’ is currently set to premiere in 2017.
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