As Marvel’s television universe has continued to grow at an exponential rate, with Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter on ABC and their new Defenders series on Netflix, the possibilities of more and more obscure characters getting the small screen treatment has become increasingly more likely over the past few years. After all, who would have ever thought they’d see an accurate representation of The Punisher on TV of all places?
Now, with the Damage Control comedy series already in development, some interesting news has been released, revealing the newest addition to the Marvel TV lineup, and it happens to center around one of the comics’ most beloved and obscure superhero duos.
Variety is reporting that Freeform (formerly known as ABC Family) has issued a series order for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, which is currently being described as a “superhero love story” for the network, and marks Freeform’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The series will focus around the iconic Cloak and Dagger, otherwise known as Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, who were initially created in The Spectacular Spider-Man series by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan, as the duo learn to navigate their new superpowers, while simultaneously falling in love. Cloak is capable of teleporting in and out of the “dimension of darkness”, with the ability to leave his enemies stranded in the other world, while Dagger is able to manifest light daggers with her mind, that have the ability to drain her targets of their life, or to heal them.
The duo have had interactions with some of the MCU’s most notable and powerful characters, including the previously mentioned Spider-Man, The Runaways, X-Men, Doctor Strange, and Captain America’s Secret Avengers. No writer has been attached for the series yet, though ABC and Marvel are reportedly looking for one at the moment.
I feel like the Cloak and Dagger series has been something fans have wanted for quite some time now, and the only real concern I have is whether or not its place in the Freeform network will hurt its quality or not, with the network’s limited budget and inclination to have their TV shows fall too heavily into the cheesy side of the storytelling spectrum. The superhero love story itself seems like it could work well on the network though, so I suppose it will all just depend on which writer ends up becoming attached to the series.
Cloak and Dagger is currently in development.
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