"Marvel's Cloak & Dagger"
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” - a live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic - doesn't premiere until 2018, but the studio just premiered a first trailer for the upcoming series, which will air on Freeform (the re-branded, revamped ABC Family channel).
The coming-of-age series is based on the beloved comic characters, Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt), who come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul.
Joining Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt who will star in the title roles, are six series regulars for the highly anticipated series:
-- Miles Mussenden 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.
-- Tyrone’s mother, Adina Johnson, will be played by Gloria Reuben. 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.
-- Andrea Roth 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.
-- Liam will be played by Carl Lundstedt, 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.
-- Portrayed by James Saito, Dr. Bernard Sanjo has been an emotional cornerstone in Tyrone’s life; they have a most unusual relationship.
-- J.D. Evermore 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.
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Joe Pokaski (“Underground,” “Heroes”) 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”) directed the pilot episode which we assume the footage in the below trailer comes from.
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