The second season of Cloak & Dagger on Freeform is only days away from premiering, and it promises the return of a pair of superheroes unlike any other on the small screen. Cloak and Dagger are a legendary team on the pages of Marvel Comics, but the first season took its time in bringing the two superpowered teens together as a unit.
Series stars Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt spoke with CinemaBlend at Wonder Con 2019 about their characters in Season 2, and fans (who are the ones that made this show happen) can apparently count on more of Cloak and Dagger together. Here's what they had to say:
Cloak & Dagger could have begun by throwing Tyrone and Tandy together right off the bat and featuring them learning about themselves and becoming a team all at the same time. Instead, the show took its time by developing each protagonist into a nuanced character in their own right, only featuring them in select scenes together and building them up in the best ways.
By Season 2, fans know Tyrone and Tandy well on their own and got to see the beginnings of what their dynamic can be. Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt's comments indicate that there's a lot to be excited about.
Of course, fans of the characters from the comics (and the chemistry between the two actors) probably want to know if the relationship will turn romantic at some point, and they may indeed fall for each other. That said, it may not be for a while, and the Tandy and Tyrone from the Season 1 finale still need to work out the kinks in their friendship and superhero dynamics.
Tandy and Tyrone may have a bit of a Romeo and Juliet vibe going on in the series, but for now, we can enjoy the evolution of their friendship and their superpowers. Cloak & Dagger has been unique so far due to the fact that neither hero has been relegated to sidekick status or sidelined for the sake of the other.
Aubrey Joseph also said this about the characters heading into Season 2:
Freeform's first foray into the world of Marvel superheroes ranks as one of the top TV superhero ventures after its first season for many, and although any nods to Netflix's (former) Marvel shows may come to an end, we can probably count on the nods to comics continuing.
The Season 1 finale ended with Tyrone getting his real cloak and introduced new villain Mayhem as the baddie who will make a mess of things for the good guys in Season 2. For fans who didn't know the villain's origin story from the comics, NOPD detective Brigid O'Reilly's transformation into the baddie had to come as a big surprise at the end of last season.
We'll have to wait and see just how much of a threat she'll be to Tyrone and Tandy when the second season premieres, but you can see more comments from the cast, showrunner Joe Pokaski, and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb at Wonder Con in the video below:
Luckily, the wait for Cloak & Dagger Season 2 is nearly at an end. The first episode of the second season premieres Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform. More Marvel TV goodness is on the way beyond midseason as well, thanks to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Season 6 premiere on Friday, May 10 with a whole new version of Coulson, and the third and final season of Jessica Jones will hit Netflix at some point later this year.
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