The actors who’ll be playing the title characters in Cloak & Dagger, the new Marvel series for the US Freeform channel, have been revealed.
Former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt will play Cloak, aka Tandy Bowen while Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) will play Dagger, aka Tyrone Johnson.
Cloak & Dagger (the series) follows the romance between two teenagers who are from very different backgrounds, but who have complimentary powers. Tandy can emit light daggers and heal people while Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in a supernatural darkness. They quickly learn that they are better together than apart, but their relationship can also lead to complications.
Tandy 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.”
Tyrone is described as, “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.”
“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,” says executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski (Heroes, Daredevil).
“Marvel is delighted to have found our Cloak & Dagger,” says Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television and executive producer. “Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles.”