More details are starting to come out about Marvel and Freeform's new Cloak and Dagger series, including a recent reveal of the show's synopsis. Now thanks to a casting announcement, fans have a better idea of what the studio is looking for in its leads.
Cloak and Dagger centers on the tandem of Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, and the new casting notice implies that the studio will portray them in their late teens. It also describes the series as a "superhero love story", with their interracial relationship being a big focus.
You can read the full casting notice below (via Heroic Hollywood).
Marvel Entertainment, ABC Signature Studios
– Feb 2017 New Orleans
Described as a superhero love story, Cloak and Dagger is based on the titular comic book duo (also known as Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson) who have appeared in Marvel Comics classics, including Spiderman and X-Men stories.The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, 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.
Series Regular Female (17)
Series Regular Male (17)
Female, 18 to play 17, Caucasian. Tara was a plucky Open southern girl who grew up with everything. She was always
full of light. Then an accident took away everything. Now
she’s a cynic who steals from tourists to make ends meet.
Life took from her. She’s going to take back. But can that light be rekindled? Series Lead
Male. 18 to play 17. African American. When Travis was a Open little boy he was fearless. But then he made a mistake and it
cost him dearly. So Travis grew up in a fear. Scared of a
world he couldn’t control. So he controlled what he could.
Keeping his head down, focusing on school and basketball. Locking in on fear. But is that brave boy still in there? Series Lead
The notice reveals that Tandy will be characterized as a plucky southern girl turned cynic thanks to tragic events in her past, while Tyrone will be depicted as fearless in his youth until he made a serious mistake. He then turned introverted and afraid.
It will be interesting to see how this series shapes up, but Marvel is clearly investing a great deal of time and money into making sure it becomes a hit.
You can also read an updated synopsis below. Are you excited for the series?
Arriving at Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, a penniless Tyrone considered robbing Tandy Bowen, a rich girl who had also run away from home; yet when someone else robbed her first, Tyrone impulsively tackled the thief and returned Tandy’s purse. The two teens became fast friends. When the naïve Tandy accepted an offer of shelter from some strange men, a wary Tyrone went along to protect her; however, the two teens were soon forcibly delivered to criminal chemist Simon Marshall.
Marshall was developing a new synthetic heroin for the Maggia, testing it on runaway teens with fatal results. Johnson and Bowen somehow survived injections of the drug, and they fled. During their escape, Tyrone found himself engulfed in darkness and seized by a strange hunger which eased in the presence of Tandy, who was glowing with a brilliant light. Trying to hide his newly shadowy appearance in a makeshift cloak, Tyrone began absorbing Marshall’s thugs into his darkness while Tandy struck them down with daggers of light. The two teens dubbed themselves Cloak & Dagger and declared war on drug crime.
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger is scheduled to hit Freeform sometime in Winter of 2018.
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