Series creator and showrunner Joe Pokaski shared his feelings about the cancellation news in a series of posts on Twitter, praising the cast, crew and storytelling decisions made during the two seasons. Pokaski also cast veiled shade to corporate politics being responsible for the cancellation, potentially linked to the departure of Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb, who had overseen the creation of the series and its first two seasons.
This was the first pilot I’d ever written, i was very green, and I put my heart into it, and then it was put in a drawer. When I got the call five years later that they wanted to make it, I wasn’t surprised. Because you can’t keep Tandy and Tyrone in a drawer.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
This time around, there was no reason to pull punches. We found a force of nature director like @gpbmadeit to help tell this coming of age story that put #Marvel characters and situations on the screen that didn’t look like what we had seen before.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
They were but two of a troupe of amazing actors, heroes and villains, and sometimes both (I’m looking at you, @emmaklahana ) who brought their own truth to our fiction and pulled me into stories I knew were made up.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
We put together the best crew in television. The amount of art, sweat, and tears poured into every frame, with a limited amount of resources, and a dedication to diversity and justice. We did the impossible. And became a family and I hope we remain as such.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
Most importantly, we had a strong group of fans picking up what we were putting down. Who took conversations about privilege out of our church and into their lives. Who knew what it meant when we put a man in a refrigerator.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
There is no human better at second-guessing himself than me, I swear. And while my imagination is active, I can’t think of what I would have done different with this great power and great responsibility in our corner of the Marvel Universe. I’m so proud of what we got to do.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
…because you can’t keep Tandy & Tyrone in a drawer.— Joe Pokaski (@JoePokaski) October 24, 2019
Premiering on the cable network Freeform in 2018, Cloak & Dagger had reportedly seen a significant decline in viewership its second season, with reports that the principal cast's contracts were up for renewal, adding to costs for a potential third season.
Cloak & Dagger stars Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen/Dagger and Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak, as well as Emma Lahana as Brigid O'Reilly/Mayhem, Andrea Roth as Tandy’s mother Melissa Bowen, Gloria Reuben as Tyrone’s mother Adina Johnson, Miles Mussenden as Tyrone’s father Michael Johnson and J.D. Evermore as Detective Connors.