The pair of teenage runaway superheroes will soon be getting their own Freeform TV show. By Arnold T. Blumberg
No, no, this isn’t about the 1984 video game-themed espionage thriller starring Henry Thomas and Dabney Coleman — oh, Jack Flack, where are you when we need you the most — but instead about the Marvel Comics duo getting their own Freeform television series in 2018, starring Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen/Dagger and Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak.
Billed by Variety as a “live-action interracial romance,” the series is set in post-Katrina New Orleans and targets younger viewers than those currently tuning in to ABC Marvel fare like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or the slate of shows hosted by Netflix. But where did Cloak and Dagger come from in the first place? Allow us to fill in the blanks…
The crusading pair represents part of another influx of socially relevant characters that cropped up in the early ’80s, much like a previous wave had debuted about a decade earlier. Cloak and Dagger’s heroism was forged on the streets as they popped up in a number of guest appearances alongside Marvel flagship star Spider-Man before getting a limited series of