Freeform announced the casting for “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” back in February, and until today, we haven’t heard too much more about the show. Now Marvel fans can watch the first trailer for the series, released by the network earlier today.
Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph star in the titular roles of the new Marvel series. They will be joined by six series regulars when the highly anticipated series premieres in 2018. “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” will be a live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic, and will join the many popular DC comics that have dominated television over the past few years. Marvel also has “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on TV, and a ton of great series on Netflix. Marvel will also bring Squirrel Girl to the small-screen when “Marvel’s New Warriors” makes its debut.
Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me,” “Blue Bloods”) will portray Melissa Bowen, Tandy’s mom, in “Cloak & Dagger”. She is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence. While complex and emotionally composed, her love for her daughter burns bright. Tyrone’s mother, Adina Johnson, will be played by Gloria Reuben (“ER,” “Mr. Robot”). Mrs. Johnson invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.
Also joining the cast is Miles Mussenden (“Bloodline,” “Queen Sugar”) , he will star as Tyrone’s father, Michael Johnson, who trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. Mr. Johnson is a working-class father does what he can to ensure his son will grow up to be a great man.
Liam will be played by Carl Lundstedt (“Grey’s Anatomy, “Conviction”), a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath his rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams. Portrayed by James Saito (“Life of Pi,” “The Devil’s Advocate”), Dr. Bernard Sanjo has been an emotional cornerstone in Tyrone’s life; they have a most unusual relationship. J.D. Evermore (“True Detective,” “The Walking Dead”) will take the part of Detective Connors, who is a contradiction of a man embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
As we mentioned earlier, Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph are your leads for the series.