Freeform to air ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Episode Following ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Finale
A lot of Marvel action, thanks to marketing partnerships
The runaway success of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is attracting other Marvel series to Freeform. When “Cloak & Dagger” fans finish watching the Season One finale on August 2, they can stay tuned to watch the first episode of “Marvel’s Runaways”. The deal gives Hulu a chance to screen the Original Series to a captive audience of already proven Marvel fans on Freeform, and viewers can get a chance to see the show if they have been putting it off. Hulu also benefits from Freeform’s social-media team, who will most likely be reaching out and interacting with fans during the episode’s premiere on the network. Since both shows are co-produced by ABC Signature Studios, you can see why Freeform is on the deal as well.
“Hulu has been an excellent partner for Freeform as they often focus on the same young adult audience we reach,” said Tricia Melton, senior vice president of Marketing at Freeform. “Having the opportunity to come together and focus on our Marvel properties was a perfect scenario as we continue reaching our viewers in innovative and unexpected ways.”
The dramatic season finale of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” finds everything coming to a head for Tyrone and Tandy 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.
If you haven’t been following “Marvel’s Runaways,” follows a group of teens as they investigate what their parents have been hiding for so long. However, the adults start to wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own. The parents close in on the truth just as the kids uncover a plan with devastating consequences. Now, this unlikely crew of teenagers must band together to stop their parents before it’s too late.
Season one of “Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.,” “Gossip Girl”) along with Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”).
Season One is drawing to a close but you can still jump into “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”. The story follows 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. Season one is executive produced by series showrunner Joe Pokaski (“Underground,” “Heroes”) with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.