Freeform’s Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger has found its leads in Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph.
Cloak and Dagger is based on the Marvel comic of the same name created by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan and first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64 in the early 1980s.
Holt will play Dagger, aka Tandy Bowen, a privileged teen who’s life is changed after her family is destroyed by a disastrous storm. She has the power to emit beams of light (daggers). Joseph portrays Cloak, aka Tyrone Johnson, who also suffers a personal loss. His ability is the opposite of Dagger’s; he can engulf others in (a cloak) of darkness.
Producer and Showrunner Joe Pokaski had this to say:
“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.”