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Ten months since we first heard about it, Cloak & Dagger is finally moving ahead.
Announced last April, Freeform has been working on a Cloak & Dagger series with Marvel, but since then things have been relatively quiet as to what has been happening. In the past few weeks casting rumors began to heat up and this week Marvel has officially announced who will be playing the title characters.
Olivia Holt will be playing Tandy Brown/Dagger to Aubrey Joseph’s Tyrone Johnson/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 full cast list is as follows:
Olivia Holt (Kickin’ It) stars as Tandy Bowen/Dagger.
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.
Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of)plays Tyrone/Cloak.
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.
Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) is Melissa Bowen — Tandy’s mom.
She is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence. While complex and emotionally composed, her love for her daughter burns bright.
Gloria Reuben (ER, Mr. Robot) is Adina Johnson, Tyrone’s mom.
She invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.
Miles Mussenden (Bloodline) is Michael Johnson, Tyrone’s father.
He trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. He’s a working-class father who does what he can to ensure his son will grow up to be a great man.
Carl Lundstedt (Grey’s Anatomy) is Liam.
Liam is a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath his rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams.
James Saito (Life of Pi) is Dr. Bernard Sanjo.
An emotional cornerstone in Tyrone’s life, they have an unusual relationship.
J.D. Evermore (True Detective) is Detective Connors.
He is a contradiction of a man embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
No date has been announced for the premiere as of yet, but it appears nothing will be seen until 2018. The project has been ordered direct to series as opposed to going through a pilot cycle, so we will see a full season of this show at some point in our futures.
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