After being first announced back in April 2016, Freeform’s upcoming “Cloak and Dagger” TV series is now in production with a full cast attached. Just last month, Disney Channel star Olivia Holt and “The Night Of’s” Aubrey Joseph were cast in the lead roles as Tandy and Tyrone.
Now that we know the show’s cast (including the actors playing Tandy and Tyrone’s parents), we’ve gotten our first look at Holt and Joseph together. The pictures were posted on Aubrey Joseph’s Instagram account, and it shows the two leads of the superhero romance series hugging it out.
According to the official descriptions, Holt’s Tandy, aka Dagger, is described as: “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.” Played by Joseph, Tyrone’s official description says he “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.”
The official series synopsis reads:
Described as a superhero love story, Cloak and Dagger is based on the titular comic book duo (also known as Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson) who have appeared in Marvel Comics classics, including Spiderman and X-Men stories. The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, 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.
Based on the Marvel Comics characters created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan, “Cloak & Dagger” is targeted for a 2018 premiere on Freeform (formerly ABC Family).