EXCLUSIVE: Casting Breakdowns Reveal Two New Additions to Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’

Filming on the first season of FreeForm and Marvel TV’s Cloak and Dagger series is expected to resume at the end of the month and while quite a few series regulars have been announced, we have the scoop on two additional members of the cast!

The show is on the search for two actors to fill recurring roles and we believe they are roles right out of the comics, having both first appeared in Cloak and Dagger #1 back in in 1983!

[Pastor Francis Diaz]-Recurring Male( 25-40)

Pastor Diaz didn’t always intend to become a man of the cloth. Struggling with many demons, Francis Diaz joined the military looking for guidance and stability. But he found himself in religion, becoming a chaplain and pursuing advanced degrees in theology and education to try to discover his own humanity. Still without answers but armed with a position at a prestigious prep school, Pastor Diaz is now helping sculpt young minds. As a school counselor and priest, Diaz is a rock to Travis and sees a lot more in the boy that he would be comfortable admitting. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example as he still struggles daily with the chaste life he has chosen. Try as he may, Francis still finds himself slipping. He can’t escape his own deep shame. To pay penance, he forces himself to witness the life he could have had, seeing the love that got away. Pastor Diaz is constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure he deserves it. But it is in his raw humanity that we see the hand of God. RECURRING

[Bailey Callahan]-Recurring Female (30-37)

A self-possessed woman in her 3os, Detective Bailey Callahan comes off as cold or unfriendly upon first impression. Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counter parts. Accustomed to working in a man’s world, Callahan isn’t looking to be “one of the guys.” She isn’t going to let a room full of men dictate how often she changes the color of her fingernails (almost daily). She won’t meet expectations of women cops as ball busting bitches. The rest of the station need to find their way to her impression of the world, not the other way around. Callahan believes in justice and doesn’t thing that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops…RECURRING

Those are some serious breakdowns with a ton of information for a couple of characters who are not Season 1 leads. The breakdown for Pastor Diaz does refer to “Travis” and that name is the place holder for Tyrone, aka Cloak, so we think these names, as often happens, are not the names of the actual characters.  A little digging into the Cloak and Dagger catalog does give us an idea of who these two characters might be, however.

“Pastor Francis Diaz”-Father Francis Xavier Delgado

Father Delgado was a friend to the young runaway vigilantes, providing them with food and shelter and even mentoring them for a time before coming to believe Tyrone’s powers to be demonic. Delgado, who had long been infatuated with Tandy, tried to split the two heroes apart, but failed. Anguished by his choices and his failures, Delgado went insane and was institutionalized.

“Detective Bailey Callahan”-Detective Brigid O’Reilly

Detective O’Reilly was a hardcore New York cop who had it out for Cloak and Dagger. Like the description for Detective Callahan, O’Reilly believed in only one kind of justice and it was not vigilantism. She eventually teamed up with Cloak and Dagger, however, and worked together with them to bring down a crew of corrupt cops. Though successful, it cost O’Reilly her life despite the efforts of Ty and Tandy. In a fabulous comic book twist, she was resurrected and became the vigilante known as Mayhem working alongside Cloak and Dagger to take down street-level thugs.

While we are never 100% sure about anything, it sure sounds like Freeform is adapting Father Delgado and Detective O’Reilly. Whether or not they follow the same paths as their comic book counterparts or, as the description for “Pastor Diaz” may indicate, take a couple of new twists along the way, is yet to be seen.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger will premiere sometime in the winter of 2018 and will run for 13 episodes.

 

 

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