Marvel is Targeting Young Adults With New Freeform TV Show 'Cloak and Dagger'

Thursday, 07 April 2016 - 4:00PM
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Thursday, 07 April 2016 - 4:00PM
Marvel is Targeting Young Adults With New Freeform TV Show 'Cloak and Dagger'
For a while there, it felt as though DC Comics were ruling the roost on the Comicbook TV show front. With shows like The Flash, iZombie, and Arrow dominating the CW's airwaves, Marvel often felt like it was finding it harder to impress fans with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. DC might have grabbed the headlines in the early days, but Marvel's TV offering has gradually grown to at least match, if not better that of their rivals. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. consistently delivers top quality and diverse storytelling, while what Agent Carter lacked for in ratings, it made-up for with quality by the bagful.

Add to that the recent Daredevil and Jessica Jones shows, and we're rapidly being spoilt for choice when it comes to quality Marvel programming. But the studio is far from done, and after recently announcing an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off 'Marvel's Most Wanted', it's now been revealed that Marvel is gunning for the young-adult audience with a new show on ABC's YA channel, Freeform.

According to Variety, Marvel has greenlit a show titled 'Cloak and Dagger', which features on a super-powered romance by two titular characters who have appeared in a number of Marvel's biggest comic book series.

Here's how the report described the new show:

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The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, 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.
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Created by Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan, Cloak and Dagger first appeared alongside Spider-Man back in the early 80's. But thanks to their more mystic (read: weird) powers, they were eventually grouped in with the sorcerer supreme, Doctor Strange. However, it seems the pair's powers are less of the reasoning for their making it to ABC's Freeform, which targets the 14-34 demographic. As the description from Variety shows, this series will be more heavily focused on the romantic side of Cloak and Dagger's exploits.

As of yet, there's no news when the show will hit our screens, but it does look like Marvel is hoping to get things going as soon as possible.

(Image Credit: Marvel Comics)

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