Freeform has cast its leads in upcoming superhero drama Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger.
The series, which has been under development for a number of years by Marvel and Freeform, is described as an adaptation of the Marvel characters with a story aimed squarely at young adults.
Freeform teases that the live-action interracial romance follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love.
Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness.
They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.
Today, Deadline released official descriptions of the show’s leads, which will be filled by Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joesph respectively.
Tandy (Oliva Holt – “Dagger”) Once a privileged little girl, Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life changing event.
Tyrone (Aubrey Joesph – “Cloak”) Young Tyrone Johnson wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off. But when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes forever.
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, which has been ordered straight to series, is a co-production of Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.