The cast of the Marvel Cinematic and TV universe continues to grow as ABC’s young adult channel FreeForm has found the leads for its newest series based on the Marvel Comics series.
EW, Collider and Deadline are reporting that, despite casting rumors that included Jesse‘s Debby Ryan and Heroes actor Noah Gray Cabey, the two leads for the upcoming Cloak and Dagger series have been announced.
Cloak and Dagger tells the story of two teens who are brought to together both by tragedy, but the also the emergence of their super powers. As they try to discover the mystery surrounding their powers, while using them to help others, they also have to navigate their feelings for each other.
Olivia Holt (Kickin’ It) has been cast as Tandy Bowen aka Dagger, a privileged young woman whose life is turned upside down due to the tragic loss of her family. She has the ability to emit light based dagger-like projectiles.
Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) has been cast as Tyrone Johnson aka Cloak. Johnson wanted nothing more than to help and be fearless. When he was unable to help a friend in need, he began to shut himself off from the world out of fear. His ability is to engulf and consume others in darkness.
Regarding the casting of the two leads, showrunner Joe Pokasi stated. “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. 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.”
Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb released a statement as well saying. “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.”