Deadline is exclusively reporting that Freeform and Marvel have cast the title roles of Cloak and Dagger in Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph for their new straight-to-series live-action drama.
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger series will have us follow the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, who come from starkly different backgrounds, with each of them growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. While Tandy can emit light daggers, Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly come to learn that they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated life even more challenging.
Executive Producer/Showrunner of Cloak and Dagger, Joe Pokaski said:
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.
Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb said:
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 report also brings us character details for both Tandy and Tyrone. 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.