It’s been a busy couple of days for Marvel news. (They probably felt compelled to try and outdo Star Wars after Celebration.) Now a lot of that news is about Marvel Studios movies, but now there’s TV-related news too and it’s from an unusual source. Filming just began on the Freeform Marvel series Cloak and Dagger, and it’s not due on our TV screens for another year, but now, here today, is a trailer for the new series. If you like some of that YA flavour with your superhero films, this is your chance to indulge in teenage odd couples who are star-crossed.
The series stars Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt as the title characters, and their origin in the show seems to have been rejiggered somewhat from the comic books. He can still teleport using the dark dimension and she can still generate light daggers, but it seems, like any good YA series or story, our main characters have a destiny, and are not two runaways that find themselves as unwitting test subjects in an illegal medical trial to create superhumans. Dagger also seems to be re-written as less a spoiled runaway and more a victim of some white collar crime committed by her father. There’s some interesting implications there, but it’s still a long wait till we the show in action.
Joe Pokaski, who was a writer on Heroes and Daredevil, is the executive producer and showrunner on Cloak and Dagger; while Love & Basketball and The Secret Life of Bees filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing the pilot. Cloak and Dagger will air sometime in 2018 on Freeform.