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Cloak & Dagger fans rejoice! The series just got renewed for Season 2 by Freeform. The announcement came at San Diego Comic-Con, where our own Nick Venable was in attendance to see this video telling everyone that a sophomore season of the superhero drama was officially a go:
While we don't know much about the upcoming season of Cloak & Dagger just yet, especially concerning the main storyline, since Season 1 is still airing, you can bet that the ongoing adventures of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) will be followed as the two continue to learn about their new powers and the mysterious connection they have with one another.
You may have noticed, though, that a big new character by the name of Mayhem is being teased in this very short video. Mayhem is a vigilante who has a strong connection to Cloak & Dagger in the comics. New York City police detective Brigid O'Reilly was, at first, looking to bring the pair in once she realized they were the ones attacking criminals in her district, but soon came to trust them. Later, while investigating the warehouse of a shady pharmaceutical company, she and her squad were gassed by corrupt cops and, despite the efforts of Cloak & Dagger, she died there with her team. Somehow, she was reborn as Mayhem, a vigilante who shows no mercy to the villains she pursues and exudes a green, venomous gas from her pores which paralyzes others once it enters their bloodstream and has been known to act as a truth serum. She also has razor sharp fingernails that she cuts people with to get the gas into their systems, and can also levitate and fly.
The Comic-Con panel was headed up by Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb, who worked the crowd into quite a state when he led them to chant for another set of episodes by having one side of the room scream "Season!" and the other side of the massive auditorium follow that up by screaming "Two!" He then took audience questions and wrapped the panel by showing clips from the final two episodes of Season 1 and the above Season 2 announcement video.
The June 7 Cloak & Dagger premiere on Freeform was the network's best performing series debut since the Pretty Little Liars finale. That episode drew 4.4 million viewers, and the show overall is the number one new cable drama of the summer for the network's key demographics and it's become the most social new scripted cable series. So, really, the only actual surprise in Cloak & Dagger's renewal might be that it wasn't confirmed publicly sooner.