Marvel's latest TV series has just found its lead characters. Deadline reports that "Marvel's Cloak and Dagger" has cast Disney Channel star Olivia Holt and "The Night Of's" Aubrey Joseph in the title roles. Further, the report includes official descriptions for both characters.
Holt's Tandy, aka Dagger, is described as such: "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 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,” executive producer Joe Pokaski said.
“Marvel is delighted to have found our “Cloak & Dagger,” added Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. “Olivia Holt and Aubrey Josepn encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles.”
According to the official series synopsis,
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 and Dagger” is targeted for a 2018 premiere on Freeform (formerly ABC Family).