After being discussed since at least 2010, Marvel’s “Cloak and Dagger” series may finally have a spot on television. While the initial script is undergoing a rewrite by showrunner Joe Pokaski, they’re hopeful for a winter 2018 debut.
Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, “Cloak and Dagger” focuses on two teens, Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, as they struggle to use their newfound superpowers. Although they’re from different backgrounds and both having different powers – Tandy can emit daggers of light, while Tyrone can use darkness to engulf others – they fall in love.
The series will be based on the Marvel Comics characters created by Bill Mantlo (co-creator of Rocket Raccoon, Rom) and Ed Hannigan (Skull & Bones).
While not on the air yet, they have already found their channel. The young adult superhero love story will premier on Freeform, formerly known as ABC Family, which is home to “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” and “Shadowhunters.”
Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, explains why he thinks Cloak and Dagger and Freeform is a good match
“It’s a love story that happens to have characters that have always traditionally been in that age group… It’s not like we took something and made it into a YA. It speaks to a YA audience and is a YA property. Would I do ‘Punisher’ on Freeform? I don’t think that’s going to connect the same way.”