Freeform has released a new poster for their upcoming series Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. The series is based on the comic character created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan in the pages of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64 in 1982. It’s said Mantlo came up with the idea while visiting Ellis Island and then worked with Hannigan to create the visuals. The series focuses on two teenagers from very different backgrounds, Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, who acquire superpowers and meet by chance, soon realizing that their powers work better when they are together.
The series has a romance element to the characters which will makes it stand out among the plethora of other Marvel projects out there. It’s an element that has always been hinted at in the comics — but their connection is more based on their powers. The ‘hunger’ that Cloak’s darkness feels is stronger when he’s away from Dagger, her light being able to satiate the hunger without ingesting actual lives. There is a teaser trailer and scene I’ve included below.
You can see in them some big changes, like Tyrone doesn’t have the stuttering problem he had in the comics that prevented him from saving a friend. Tandy looks to live in a trailer park where in the comics she was from a rich home with a supermodel mother. Both of them in the comics were runaways that found each other on the street… what we see below is almost the flip as Tyrone looks to be from a nice home and good school while Tandy is stealing and running cons.
Cloak and Dagger, created by Joe Pokaski, stars J.D. Evermore, Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Miles Mussenden, Gloria Reuben, and Andrea Roth. It will premiere on Freeform on June 7th.