Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger Series has recently seen a bit of press, casting rumors popped up yesterday that Noah Gray-Cabey from NBC’s Heroes and Debby Ryan of The Disney Channel’s Jessie will be taking on the leads and this rumor that Gina Prince, the director of The Secret Life of Bees, has been tapped to direct the pilot.
Today, we are able to provide a few more details on the project by way of the casting notice that was sent out for the series. Unlike the previous two notices we received for The Inhumans and New Mutants, we know who the two leads for this show are, so there was no code names that needed to be deciphered, and in addition to the Character descriptions, we have a short synopsis for the show as well.
Check out out video here for the descriptions and then scroll down for more information on the characters.
Marvel Entertainment, ABC Signature Studios
– Feb 2017 New Orleans
Described as a superhero love story, Cloak and Dagger is based on the titular comic book duo (also known as Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson) who have appeared in Marvel Comics classics, including Spiderman and X-Men stories.The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.
Series Regular Female (17)
Series Regular Male (17)
Female, 18 to play 17, Caucasian. Tara was a plucky Open southern girl who grew up with everything. She was always
full of light. Then an accident took away everything. Now
she’s a cynic who steals from tourists to make ends meet.
Life took from her. She’s going to take back. But can that light be rekindled? Series Lead
Male. 18 to play 17. African American. When Travis was a Open little boy he was fearless. But then he made a mistake and it
cost him dearly. So Travis grew up in a fear. Scared of a
world he couldn’t control. So he controlled what he could.
Keeping his head down, focusing on school and basketball. Locking in on fear. But is that brave boy still in there? Series Lead
Based on these descriptions it’s hard to tell how far the show will stray from the source material, for reference here’s their current origin directly from Marvel:
Arriving at Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, a penniless Tyrone considered robbing Tandy Bowen, a rich girl who had also run away from home; yet when someone else robbed her first, Tyrone impulsively tackled the thief and returned Tandy’s purse. The two teens became fast friends. When the naïve Tandy accepted an offer of shelter from some strange men, a wary Tyrone went along to protect her; however, the two teens were soon forcibly delivered to criminal chemist Simon Marshall.
Marshall was developing a new synthetic heroin for the Maggia, testing it on runaway teens with fatal results. Johnson and Bowen somehow survived injections of the drug, and they fled. During their escape, Tyrone found himself engulfed in darkness and seized by a strange hunger which eased in the presence of Tandy, who was glowing with a brilliant light. Trying to hide his newly shadowy appearance in a makeshift cloak, Tyrone began absorbing Marshall’s thugs into his darkness while Tandy struck them down with daggers of light. The two teens dubbed themselves Cloak & Dagger and declared war on drug crime.
It’s entirely possible they could stick to this origin, it’s pretty straight-forward and wouldn’t be easy to achieve, even on a TV budget. It’s also entirely possible that they could stray drastically from it and go in a completely different direction.
What do you guys think? Based on this information do you think Noah Gray-Cabey and Debby Ryan would be good choices to portray Cloak and Dagger? Are there other actors you think fit better? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!