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The First Trailer for Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Goes All-In on the Teen Drama

By James Whitbrook on at

Our first look at Marvel’s foray into young adult drama is here, and it’s heavy on the angst. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to remember this is superhero show for most of the trailer, and that’s actually quite intriguing.

Freeform dropped the first trailer for its take on Cloak & Dagger yesterday, and the focus is not on the superheroic exploits of the duo in the title, but mostly about the lives of their civilian alter-egos, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen.

By the time their powers do show up, it’s a lot like their comics counterparts—Tandy gets her daggers of light, and Tyrone even gets a nod to his comic book look when he finds himself suddenly teleported to a rooftop with his bedsheet draped over him like a cape.

What’s different seems to be their origin story. There’s a lot more of a seeming destiny between Tandy and Tyrone here, with the younger versions of themselves meeting when Tyrone saves Tandy from a car accident, only for their later selves to bump into each other and seemingly awaken their abilities. In the comics, Tandy and Tyrone are pair of runaways forcefully subjected to a designer drug that gives them powers, which might have been a bit too grim for Freeform’s tastes. Still, this looks quite unlike any of Marvel’s other projects, and that’s refreshingly intriguing.

Cloak & Dagger will hit Freeform some time in 2018.


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