Freeform waited until San Diego Comic-Con to announce that the network has renewed the hit series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” for another season. The cast and crew made the announcement in front of 4000+ fans at SDCC this weekend, the series will return with 10 all-new episodes in spring 2019.
Attending the event were Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana and Ally Maki, along with executive producers Joe Pokaski and Jeph Loeb. The panel also included a special sneak peek at the upcoming two episodes including the finale where everything comes to a head for Tandy and Ty as the city of New Orleans is thrown into chaos. The two realize that it is time they face their destiny and test their powers as “The Divine Pairing” to save the city.
The show has been a hit right from the gate, the premiere episode is Freeform’s top series debut in two and a half years, bringing in 4.4M viewers across all platforms according to the new L+35 ratings this week. The critically acclaimed show is also the top new cable drama of the summer in the network’s key demos (W18-34 and F12-34) and was Freeform’s highest-ever debut with male viewers (M18-49).
This is Freeform, so don’t forget about the social impact of the show. “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is also the top most social new scripted cable series, generating more than 1.5M engagements across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr.
Fans will want to set a reminder for July 26th, the closing episode of season one will find Tandy in a downward spiral, lashing out at strangers and loved ones alike. While simultaneously trying to help Tandy and reconcile with his own family, Tyrone faces an obstacle that threatens his success. Separately, Brigid’s life leads to a reckless streak of her own as her search for justice goes sour. However, all these individual events meet up to cause certain doom for New Orleans.
If you’re new to the show, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by and awakened to newly discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. The series is based on the beloved comic characters and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.