It looks like we finally know how many episodes we will be seeing for the first season of Freeform’s upcoming Marvel television series, Cloak & Dagger. Thanks to a new update from MIP, we now know that Cloak & Dagger will consist of 10 episodes for Season 1 which is set to premiere sometime next year.
During a recent Disney Distribution presentation, Senior Vice President Mark Endẽmano offered glimpses of both The Inhumans (coming to ABC this fall) as well as Cloak & Dagger. He also spoke about the romance between Tandy and Ty as well as what this show brings to the table that other Marvel TV shows hasn’t in the past.
“Cloak & Dagger is about character and emotion above all. It tells of a romance between Tandy and Tyrone in a way that we haven’t really seen before in a Marvel TV series. So think Romeo and Juliet though I can tell you that they won’t be dying at the end of the first episode!”
“Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters whose story is 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. “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” is a co-production of Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.”
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, starring Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) as Ty Johnson/Cloak, Olivia Holt (Kickin’ It) as Tandy Bowen/Dagger, Andrea Roth (Blue Bloods) as Melissa Bowen, Gloria Reuben (ER) as Adina Johnson, Miles Mussenden (Bloodline) as Michael Johnson, James Saito (Life of Pi) as Dr. Bernard Sanjo, J.D. Evermore (True Detective) as Detective Connors and Carl Lundstedt (Conviction) as Liam. is set to premiere sometime in 2018 on Freeform. Underground’s Joe Pokaski has been tapped as the show-runner and executive producer on the upcoming series.
Who Are The Runaways? Meet Marvel TV’s Newest Superheroes
Runaways has been one of Marvel’s breakout new heroes of the early 2000s. Created by comic book writer and screenwriter Bria K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina (the comic), Lost, Under The Dome, and many others), Runaways told a tale of a group of young kids who find out that their parents are supervillains. Now every teen thinks that their parents are at least marginally evil. It just happens to really be the case for them.
Their parents are a part of a group called The Pride, a Los Angeles-based criminal syndicate consisting of mutants, aliens, magicians, time travelers, and scientists, who are helping a group called Gibborim bring about the end of the world. While they do that, they pretty much run the West Coast, completely under the radar from groups like The Avengers, X-Men, and everyone else. Their children discover them committing a heinous act and decide to “run away” (hence the title) and try to bring their parents to justice.
Adapting Runaways has been something that everyone has clamored for since it first was a comic. The writing was pretty much made for a TV or a film, as it captured teen angst very well, and also gave some very interesting characters. Because they are on the West Coast, it gave a taste of California live in the Marvel Universe as well, as most characters are on the East Coast, specifically New York. After Iron Man was released to acclaim kicking off the MCU, development for a Runaways movie began. However, it did not come through as Marvel Studios concentrated on the Avengers and all the films that followed.
Fans thought we would never see an adaptation of the Runaways, however, that all changed when it was announced that Hulu would be bringing them to the streaming service. The series would have Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl) serving as the showrunners. Tamara Becher, who is a writer for the upcoming Netflix “Defenders” show Iron Fist would serve as one of the writers for the show. Most recently, the production and filming dates for Runaways has been announced, and the cast for the show was finally revealed.
With the Runaways show now on track, just who are these runaways? Let’s take a look at the characters. Click Next to take a look.