Marvel series have been popping up left and right as of late, but one that has sort-of flown under the radar for the last several months has been Cloak and Dagger, a brand new Marvel series that has been in the works at Freeform since last TV season. Reports this week indicate that the project may finally be moving forward, however, and Noah Gray-Cabey and Debby Ryan are rumored to be the leads.
The Disney family is pulling deep from its lineup for Cloak and Dagger, if the rumor proves true. Debbie Ryan was in a slew of Disney Channel shows, including appearing in Wizards of Waverly Place and Suite Life on Deck. She even starred in the Disney Channel original Jessie until its last set of episodes wrapped up in 2015. If the rumor holds true, MCU Exchange reports she'll be playing Tandy Bowen in Cloak and Dagger. In the comics, Bowen ran away from home to New York City, where she meets fellow runaway Tyrone Johnson. The two get into some trouble and end up with mutant abilities. Tandy shoots out light daggers, for instance.
Tyrone Johnson would be the "Cloak" character in Cloak and Dagger. He'll be able to use his cloak to envelop his enemies in darkness. Noah Gray-Cabey is mostly known for his role on My Wife and Kids more than a decade ago, but he was also a part of Heroes and the revival in the universe Heroes Reborn, not to mention recent episodes of Code Black. Oh did we mention Cloak and Dagger will be a love story? There's that, too.
Obviously, this is a lot of speculation at this point, as the outlet is only noting a "source" told them this was the casting before mentioned that Gray-Cabey was recently followed on Twitter by the director of Cloak and Dagger, which is flimsy evidence, at best. Still, even if these castings don't come through, they are a good indication that the Marvel series is finally getting off of the ground at Freeform; this is welcome news, considering the show is expected to start production in February.
A few months ago, we learned that Cloak and Dagger was going through rewrites courtesy of Joe Pokaski. Freeform's been going through a rebranding over the last year, and big shows like Switched at Birth and Pretty Little Liars are ending soon. Freeform really could use a series like Cloak and Dagger to add to the network's overall original programming value, and soon. We'll let you know when the leads are officially signed on. In the meantime, take a look at our TV premiere calendar to see what the network has coming up and take a look at our full list of Marvel TV shows that are currently in the works.