Well, I’ll be damned. Are you ready for more Marvel superheroes to come to television? Variety is reporting that Freeform — the channel formerly known as ABC Family — has commissioned a brand new Marvel TV series based on the teen team-up comic Cloak and Dagger.
In the comics, Tyrone “Cloak” Johnson and Tandy “Dagger” Bowen are mutates — yes, that’s different to a mutant, because comiiiiiiiiiiics — who first appeared as supporting characters in Spider-Man comics in the early ’80s. A crimefighting duo that got their powers after being given experimental drugs as teenagers, Cloak developed the power to turn intangible and teleport himself and others through his cloak, while Dagger could fling dagger-like shards of light that could heal or harm people.
Variety describes Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger series as being more skewed towards a young adult audience than Marvel’s current shows, focusing on the romance between Tyrone and Tandy, described as “two teenagers from very different backgrounds” who “find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love”.
There’s no writer attached to the project, but ABC has allegedly ordered the show straight-to-series. Seems like it could be something fresh for the world of Marvel live-action stuff!
Originally posted on Kotaku.