Marvel has had a tenuous relationship with TV as of late, but two of their heroes still have a home on basic cable. Via /Film, Freeform announced that the second season of Cloak & Dagger will begin airing on Thursday, April 4. The network shared this news during its Television Critics Association panel. They also revealed that the new season will be ushered in with a two-hour premiere episode.
Cloak & Dagger debuted on Freeform last summer and wrapped up its first season in August. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it introduced the world to Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), the heroic duo who made their joint first appearance in the pages of Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man in 1982. The series was warmly received by critics, and at last year’s Comic-Con, Freeform announced that it had been renewed for a follow-up season.
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In addition to the premiere date, Freeform also offered a synopsis for the series’ impending return:
“Season two turns the heat up on our young heroes as Tyrone and Tandy try to find their place as more active heroes in this world. As they learn and grow emotionally, so will their skills. In season one, we saw Tandy and Ty dip their toes into the world of hopes and fears; this season, they will dive deeper into this metaphysical pool. With enhanced powers and a decision to make about the type of heroes they want to be, they make the choice to run into the danger, head first. They tackle a heartless vigilante and uncover an evil that’s been preying on the young women of the city, as the show takes on more serious topics like gang violence and human trafficking.”
Just like the inaugural season, Cloak & Dagger season 2 will consist of 10 episodes. You can check out a new poster for the second season below. Are you excited for the series to return this spring? Tell us what you think in the comment section!