‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Adds Six Series Regulars
Freeform and Marvel have announced six new series regulars for its upcoming series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. The cast joins previously announced Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph who will star as Cloak and Dagger. Marvel has also provided character descriptions for the new cast members.
Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me,” “Blue Bloods”) will portray Melissa Bowen, Tandy’s mom, who is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence. While complex and emotionally composed, her love for her daughter burns bright.
Tyrone’s mother, Adina Johnson, will be played by Gloria Reuben (“ER,” “Mr. Robot). Mrs. Johnson invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.
Miles Mussenden (“Bloodline,” “Queen Sugar”) will star as Tyrone’s father, Michael Johnson, who trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. Mr. Johnson is a working class father does what he can to ensure his son will grow up to be a great man.
Liam will be played by Carl Lundstedt (“Grey’s Anatomy, “Conviction”), a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath his rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams.
James Saito (“Life of Pi,” “The Devil’s Advocate”), will star as Dr. Bernard Sanjo. He has been an emotional cornerstone in Tyrone’s life; they have a most unusual relationship.
J.D. Evermore (“True Detective,” “The Walking Dead”) will take the part of Detective Connors, who is a contradiction of a man, embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved comic characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph,) come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul.
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski will serve as showrunner and executive producer, Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”), Marvel’s Head of Television and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”)will also serve as executive producers.
Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”) is set to direct the first episode.
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