Marvel’s ‘Cloak & Dagger’ casts Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph in lead roles

Olivia Holt attending the 17th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe after-party on January 10. Holt has been cast as superhero Dagger alongside Aubrey Joseph as Cloak in Marvel's next series, "Cloak & Dagger." Photo by David Silpa/UPI

Jan. 31 (UPI) — Marvel has landed Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph to portray the lead roles in Freeform’s upcoming superhero series, “Cloak & Dagger.”

Holt, a former Disney Channel star and recording artist, will be seen as Tandy Bowen/Dagger who can manipulate light and form daggers while Joseph known for HBO’s “The Night Of,” will portray Tyrone Johnson/Cloak who can teleport and engulf enemies in darkness.

“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,” showrunner and executive producer Joe Pokaski said in a statement.

“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,” he continued.

“Marvel is delighted to have found our Cloak and Dagger. Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles,” added fellow executive producer and head of Marvel television Jeph Loeb.

The show is being described as a “coming-of-age series” which will explore the different backgrounds between Cloak and Dagger and how meeting each other changes their lives forever.

Originally announced in April, Freeform previously referred to the project as a “superhero love story.”

Freeform has ordered “Cloak & Dagger” straight-to-series with the first episode set to be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. A premiere date has yet to be announced.


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