Last week we reported a rumor that Marvel had found their Cloak and Dagger, today we officially have confirmation of who will be playing the lead roles!
According to Deadline, Marvel and Freeform have found their Cloak and Dagger in former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) for the upcoming series! Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, now joins two Marvel series for ABC: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming The Inhumans.
The executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski had this to say this about the casting:
“The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy. When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe.”
Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer said:
“Marvel is delighted to have found our “Cloak & Dagger”….Olivia Holt and Aubrey Josepn encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles.”
Here is more info on the two characters:
Tandy (Oliva Holt – “Dagger”) Once a privileged little girl, Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life changing event.
Tyrone (Aubrey Joesph – “Cloak”) Young Tyrone Johnson wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off. But when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes Forever.
Synopsis: Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen (Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Joseph), two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.
What do you guys think about this casting? Are you excited to see them portray these characters! Let us know and stay lit!