“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Live Action Series Coming
ABC-owned, Freeform, has green-lit a straight to series order for "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger". From Variety
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.
No writer has been attached to the series, but the search is currently under way. Marvel Studios and ABC Signature Studios will co-produce.
The characters’ story is targeted toward young adults, making “Cloak and Dagger” a seamless fit for Freeform (previously ABC Family) whose target audience is “Becomers,” the 14-34 demo.
I'm glad Marvel is expanding out. Freemform used to be ABC Family so clearly this show is going to be aimed a bit younger than Agents of SHIELD but I think Tandy & Tyrone will be a great addition. I remember reading the Ultimates book with them and Miles Morales and it was a really great read. There's a lot that can be done with these characters.
While it's not mentioned here, I'm going to assume that this show will also connect to Agents of SHIELD as well as the MCU. Not only would that be a smart thing to do, who knows, with the good relationship between Marvel & Sony right now, maybe a certain friendly neighborhood Spider could show up. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for more details on this.
Also...what's up with this super secret John Ridley project that is clearly still in development but there is no word about?