After Thursday morning's surprise announcement of Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, a new tv show ordered straight-to-series by Freeform (an ABC cable channel formerly known as ABC Family), the network has now released an official synopsis. The show has no release date, stars, showrunner, or writers just yet, but at least they know what they want it to be.
This exciting new series is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters aimed squarely at young adults. This live-action interracial romance follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, 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.
The series will mark a third network for Marvel TV live-action properties, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and others on ABC, Daredevil and more on Netflix, and now Freeform taking on Cloak and Dagger.