Freeform and Marvel have released details of who will be starring in the series Cloak and Dagger and heading up the cast is former Disney Channel star and Hollywood Records recording artist Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph (“The Night Of,” “Run All Night”) will play Tandy Bowen, a.k.a. Dagger, and Tyrone Johnson, a.k.a. Cloak!
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved comic book characters. Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul.
“The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy. When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe,” said showrunner and Executive Producer Joe Pokaski.
Olivia Holt (former Disney Channel star and Hollywood Records recording artist) will portray Tandy, a once privileged little girl, who 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. Aubrey Joseph (“Run All Night,” “The Night Of”) will portray Tyrone who as a young man 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. Additional cast will be announced at a later date.
“Marvel is delighted to have found our Cloak and Dagger. Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer.
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski (‘Underground,’ ‘Heroes’) is Set as Showrunner/Executive Producer and Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘Love & Basketball’) is Set to Direct
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski (“Underground,” “Heroes”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer; Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of Television and Jim Chory will also serve as executive producers. Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”) is set to direct the first episode.