The production of Cloak & Dagger's first season is well underway and the show's pilot episode recently wrapped filming. The first episode that will bring Tandy Bowen/Dagger (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson/Cloak (Aubrey Joseph) to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be the first Marvel TV show to have both a female lead and African-American male lead.
Talking to BlackFilm recently, director Gina Price-Bythewood expressed her excitement for working with a series that had such a diverse cast.
"When I heard what the story was about, it was right into my wheelhouse and the fact that my boys are big comic book guys and honestly, three years ago I was watching a Marvel show and my youngest ask when will we have a Black superhero," Price-Bythewood reflected. "The fact that we're so excited for Black Panther to come out, and the fact that I got to put something out on TV with a young female superhero and a black superhero was just a gift."
She went to say how excited she was to direct the episode and applauded the writers for penning a great script.
"I came in to do the pilot so I'm excited for the opportunity to do it," she says. "It was such a great script and to be able to help create the look of the show was exciting for me. I love that they are starting to open up and broaden who there are bringing in."
The cast also includes Andrea Roth (Blue Bloods) as Melissa Bowen, Tandy's mom; Gloria Reuben (ER) as Tyrone's mother, Adina Johnson; Miles Mussenden (Bloodline) as Tyrone's father, Michael Johnson; Carl Lundstedt (Grey's Anatomy) as Liam, Tandy's partner in crime; James Saito (Life of Pi) as Dr. Bernard Sanjo, and J.D. Evermore (The Walking Dead) as Detective Connors.
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger is scheduled to hit Freeform sometime in winter of 2018.