Presented by Marvel as a superhero sci-fi teenage drama action-adventure, the TV series ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ has been created by Joe Pokaski based on the ‘Cloak and Dagger’ comics by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan. The series is set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU and shares continuity with the films and other shows within this universe.
The series airs on Freeform and first premiered on June 7, 2018. The show revolves around two teenagers coming from different backgrounds, who have attained superpowers after an event that changed their life. As they move ahead in their relationship, they realize that their powers get intensified on having each other by their sides, but it also makes their already complex world even more adventurous. The show is also a story of romance as the heroes begin to fall for each other.
Marvel’s universe is a vast and intricate one and ever since the MCU began to make waves, the franchise has only expanded its content both in films and television shows. We have had some fantastic content from Marvel, be it ‘Daredevil, ‘Punisher‘, ‘Jessica Jones‘ or ‘Agents of SHIELD‘. This series is just another addition to the impressive empire that exists. As a result, the show has managed to draw quite a large fan base, not just because it is a Marvel series, but also because it is set within the same universe, which obviously opens it up to the possibility of being linked to other Marvel movies or shows.
Apart from having a strong fan base, critics too have lauded the show, saying, “Cloak & Dagger blends soapy drama with superhero grit to create an exciting, surprisingly thoughtful addition to the genre — even if it falls prey to a certain amount of narrative bloat.”
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Cast: Who is in it?
The series ‘Cloak & Dagger’ involves quite a vast star cast. The main cast involves Olivia Holt, who plays the role of Tandy Bowen or Dagger. Bowen can emit light daggers and is connected to Tyrone Johnson through a childhood tragedy. She is shown as a cynical person with superpowers.
Aubrey Joseph appears in the role of Tyrone Johnson or Cloak. He can engulf others in darkness and transport them through something called the Darkforce Dimension. He also has the ability to witness the fear of others.