Marvel’s upcoming “Cloak and Dagger” TV series may be one step closer to arriving on a screen near you. After a rumor emerged earlier this month stating that the new series would begin filming in February, it looks like the “Cloak and Dagger” pilot may have landed a director.
The website Season Zero now has an entry listed for “Cloak and Dagger,” one that lists Joe Pokaski as creator and producer and Gina Prince-Bythewood as the pilot’s director. John Ziffren and Megan Thomas Bradner are also listed as producers.
This is the first time Prince-Bythewood has been listed as attached to the project. As a feature film director, Prince-Bythewood is most known for her work as the helmer behind “Love and Basketball” and “The Secret Life of Bees.” She has also directed episodes of “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Girlfriends” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” Prince-Bythewood’s involvement in “Cloak and Dagger” has not been officially announced, and has so far only been mentioned on this lone site.
Marvel has discussed a possible “Cloak and Dagger” series since at least 2010, when it was part of a planned television slate that included “Hulk,” “AKA Jessica Jones” and “Mockingbird.” While “Hulk” never materialized, and “Mockingbird” morphed into “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” which was rejected by ABC, “Jessica Jones” became part of Marvel’s critically acclaimed Netflix lineup that includes “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage” and the upcoming “Iron Fist,” “The Defenders” and “The Punisher.” “Cloak and Dagger” was put in development at Freeform in April 2016.
Based on the Marvel Comics characters created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan, “Cloak and Dagger” will center on Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, teenagers from different backgrounds who grapple with newly acquired superpowers — Tandy can emit daggers of light, while Tyrone can engulf others in darkness — even as they fall in love.
(via Geeks of Color)
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