Freeform is getting into the superhero business, giving a straight-to-series order to Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.
An adaptation of the Marvel comics characters first introduced in a 1982 Spectacular Spider-Man series and then in success spun off into their own adventures, the live-action project follows Tyrone “Ty” Johnson and Tandy Bowen, a pair of powered young people who as Cloak and Dagger absorb baddies into “darkness” and shoot light daggers, respectively.
At Freeform’s Thursday Upfront event, the project was touted as offering “a love story like you’ve never seen in the Marvel universe” (or words to that effect).
Our sister site Variety first reported on the pickup.
The Cloak & Dagger news comes immediately on the heels of Freeform — which is holding its annual Upfront event today — also ordering to series Famous in Love, a novel adaptation starring Shake It Up alum Bella Thorne. Also in the Freeform pipeline are the new series Guilt, Dead of Summer and Beyond, all of which recently started production.