Marvel Studios is undoubtedly in the business of building cinematic universes in the movies. However, they’ve had an a more anarchic approach to the television side. While they already have found success with their Netflix series of shows and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they are expanding their reach with Fox’s productions of Legion, and a brand new X-Men show among other projects.
Marvel can already can be found on Netflix, ABC, FX, and eventually FOX, while the next network to nab a show will be Freeform with Cloak and Dagger. The show is based on the Marvel comic about an interracial couple, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, with an unique set of powers – one harnesses the power of light as an offensive weapon and the other is a master of darkness. Cloak and Dagger is currently casting and thanks to That Hashtag Show, we have a idea of who they are looking to cast as the two title characters:
17 Female, Caucasian. Tara was a plucky southern girl who grew up with everything. She was always full of light. Then an accident took away everything. Now she’s a cynic who steals from tourists to make ends meet. Life took from her. She’s going to take back. But can that light be rekindled?
17 Male. African American. When Travis was a little boy he was fearless. But then he made a mistake and it cost him dearly. So Travis grew up in a fear. Scared of a world he couldn’t control. So he controlled what he could. Keeping his head down, focusing on school and basketball. Locking in on fear. But is that brave boy still in there?
According to a new report from MCU Exchange, Freeform has found their two series leads. Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes) and Debby Ryan (Jessie) have reportedly nabbed the roles of Cloak and Dagger, respectively. It’s unclear, but highly likely that the characters names have only been changed to throw pesky scoopers (oops) and presumably they will go by Tyrone and Tandy in the series.
Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights) has been tapped to direct the pilot episode in New Orleans and the director of Love and Basketball, would seem to have a firm grip at blending the superhero conceit with the love story at the center. Freeform was once known as ABC Family, so it’s assumed that the show will have YA feel, so for those hoping for a hardcore adaptation… you should probably stick to Netflix.
The show will begin shooting in February in New Orleans, which should serve as an interesting backdrop for the series and has the chance to stand apart from the superhero pack for several aforementioned reasons.
Source: That Hashtag Show