In the larval days of Marvel Studios, Cloak and Dagger were two out of a list of numerous superheroes cited as potential movie properties that could be developed, but the movies now seem reserved for big guns like Captain America, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange, there’s not much room for street level heroes like two teens with messed up powers thanks to illegal experimentation. But then there’s TV, and if Marvel has proved anything, it’s that there’s plenty of room on the so-called boob-tube for players that aren’t quite ready for the big screen like Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. In keeping with that tradition, a person familiar with the Marvel/Netflix vibe will be showrunning Cloak and Dagger, but fans will have to wait a little longer to see it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joe Pokaski will be the showrunner on Cloak and Dagger. Pokaski was a writer/producer on the first season of Daredevil, and has previously worked on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and on the NBC series Heroes; his most recent work has been on the slave drama Underground for the cable channel WGN. On the downside though, the series has been delayed. Cloak and Dagger was originally supposed to premiere on Freeform (the channel formally known as ABC Family) sometime next year, but the series has been delayed until Winter 2018 now. Casting for the lead roles has obviously yet to take place.
Cloak and Dagger is based on the comic book characters created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan for The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 in March 1982. As the story goes, an African-American teenager named Tyrone Johnson meets fellow runway Tandy Brown on the streets of New York. Tyrone feels guilty because his stutter prevented him from saving a friend from a police shooting in a case of mistaken identity, while Tandy comes from a privileged upbringing and ran away from home because she felt that her mother was ignoring her. When they’re given a new synthetic drug after being kidnapped from a place they thought was a shelter, they’re given extraordinary abilities; Tyrone becomes Cloak and is able to teleport by accessing the “Dark Dimension,” while Tandy can fire light beams from her hands becoming Dagger.
We’ll have more Cloak and Dagger news as it becomes available.
Source: Coming Soon