The highly-anticipated release of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is less than two months away. The teen drama series, based on the comic characters of the same name, kicks off with a two-hour premiere, on June 7, 2018 at 8 PM ET on Freeform. Ahead of the show’s release, Marvel has offered a “crash course” into the key players joining the series.
Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt portray the titular characters Cloak and Dagger, respectively. Tyrone Johnson/Cloak is young man who wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Tandy Bowen/Dagger was once a privileged little girl, who watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm. Now in their late teens, an unexpected encounter between the two sparks a life changing event.
Detective Brigid O’Reilly (played by Emma Lahana) is accustomed to working in a man’s world. Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counterparts. Brigid believes in justice and doesn’t think that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops. Detective Connors (played by J.D. Evermore) on the other hand, is a contradiction of a man. Connors embraces an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
Father Delgado (played by Jaime Zevallos) is constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure that he deserves it. As a school counselor and priest, Delgado is a rock to Tyrone. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example, as he still struggles daily with the life he has chosen.
Andrea Roth portrays Melissa Bowen, an eternal optimist who struggles to adapt to her new existence. She’s complex and compromised, and often needs to fill her edges, but her love for her daughter burns brightly outside. Liam (played by Carl Lundstedt) is a salt of the earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. Underneath this rough around the edges appearance, Liam has big dreams. All of which include Tandy.
Adina Johnson (played by Gloria Reuben) invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him. Otis Johnson (played by Miles Mussenden) trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. All while too-quietly mourners a loss. When he can, this working class father does what he can to ensure his son Tyrone will grow up to be a man.