The Disney owned network Freeform (previously ABC Family), who currently air Shadowhunters, are set to explore the Marvel universe with superhero duo Cloak and Dagger, Marvel has announced.
The series will explore the teenage characters Cloak (Tyrone “Ty” Johnson) and Dagger (Tandy Bowen), two friends who com from very different upbringings but both become abducted and tested on. They are injected with a prototype synthetic heroin for crime syndicate Silvermane and the Maggia, but both miraculously survive the drug which awakens their latent abilities; Tandy emits light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf people in darkness. The duo then declare war on organised drug crime, combating drug dealers while helping young run aways.
The superhero duos were created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan and first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (March 1982). Cloak and Dagger made numerous Spider-Man guest appearances but in 1983 they received their own four-issue limited series, written by creator Bill Mantlo, penciled by Rick Leonardi, and inked by Terry Austin. Due to the success of the limited series Marvel Comics launched an ongoing bi-monthly Cloak and Dagger series in 1985.
“We are thrilled to be able to explore another corner of the Marvel Universe with Cloak and Dagger,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “We want to thank Tandy and Tyrone’s fans everywhere who have been waiting for this exciting news.”
Check out the series synopsis below –
This exciting new series is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters aimed squarely at young adults. This 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.
A writer has yet to be announced for the project but Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios will co-produce the show. We’ll keep you updated with the latest news when we hear it!