Marvel Entertainment has announced that Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has issued a series order for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, a new series based on the superhero duo which is being described as a “superhero love story.”
“We are thrilled to be able to explore another corner of the Marvel Universe with Cloak and Dagger,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “We want to thank Tandy and Tyrone’s fans everywhere who have been waiting for this exciting news.”
The series will focus on Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, the eponymous Cloak and Dagger, as they learn to use their newly-acquired super powers while also falling in love with each other. Cloak is capable of teleportation through the “dimension of darkness” but can also leave foes stranded in the other world as well. Dagger has the ability to create light daggers with her mind, which she can control as well. Her daggers are capable of both draining life from their targets, or healing them.
Currently no writer is attached to the series, but Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are currently searching for one.
Created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan in the pages of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Cloak and Dagger have fought alongside the X-Men, the Runaways, Doctor Strange and even Captain America’s Secret Avengers during the first Civil War event.
This isn’t the first time that Cloak and Dagger have attempted to make the jump to live action as an adaptation for ABC Family was previously in development as early as 2010, which would have seen the pair based out of New Orleans. In addition, Marvel’s initial announcement of their formation of Marvel Studios pegged the duo as having potential for a feature film.