Marvel has officially announced the casting of Aubrey Joseph (“The Night Of”) and former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt (“I Didn’t Do It”) as the title heroes of Tyrone Johnson, a.k.a. Cloak and Tandy Bowen, a.k.a. Dagger in their upcoming series “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger”.
The story focuses on Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, teenagers from different backgrounds who grapple with newly acquired superpowers – Tandy can emit daggers of light, while Tyrone can engulf others in darkness – even as they fall in love.
Executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski says in a statement: “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.”
Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer, adds: “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.”
The series is targeting a Winter 2018 premiere on Freeform.
Source: Marvel Entertainment