'Marvel's Cloak And Dagger' Series Finds Its Leads In Olivia Holt & Aubrey Joseph

Freeform in association with Marvel Television have found their Cloak and Dagger in Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph respectively. The two, who are familiar with Disney television, having been a part of the Disney Channel, will play the main heroes in what has been described as a coming of age series, that has some heroic adventures.

The show is being described by the following: Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen (Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Joseph), 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.

“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,” said executive producer and showrunner of the show, Joe Pokaski.

“Marvel is delighted to have found our “Cloak & Dagger.”  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,”  said the head of Marvel Television and executive producer, Jeph Loeb.

Here are character breakdowns of the two main protagonists:

Tandy­ (Oliva Holt – “Dagger”) 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.

Tyrone (Aubrey Joesph – “Cloak”)  ­ Young Tyrone Johnson 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.

This series, is one of the many in different phases of production, for Marvel Television, with Marvel's Agents of SHIELD in its fourth season currently and an Inhumans series soon to begin production, both being under the ABC Studios banner. Marvel Television also has The Defenders, The Punisher, and Iron Fist being released on Netflix this year, with the latter coming out in March 17th and the former coming some time in summer.

Source: Deadline


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