Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger is finally here. The show will premiere on Freeform with a 2-hour special beginning at 8pm ET/PT on Thursday, June 7.
Starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, the series revolves around Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson- two different people who find out they’re mysteriously linked to one another.
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Cloak & Dagger was created for Freeform by Joe Pokaski. It will star Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph.
Joseph, 20, began acting in theater, starring as Simba in Broadway’s The Lion King. In 2016, he played Dwight Gooden Stone in HBO’s The Night Of. Olivia Holt, also 20, is known as an actress and singer. She was the star of Disney XD’s Kickin’ It, and went on to appear in Disney’s I Didn’t Do It and Girl vs. Monster.
Holt and Joseph play off one another well, as Syfy notes, and cite this is the main reason they were cast opposite one another in the series. Syfy writes: “After an intensive audition where the actors read together to test their believability as the blossoming couple of Tandy and Tyrone, they were also asked to improvise a short scene. According to Holt, it was a ‘magical’ moment, and Joseph agreed: ‘By the end of it, we were both in tears.'”
In an interview with Teen Vogue recently, Holt explained, “I feel like these characters are so complicated… And the things they are going through are the things that are happening in this day and age. It really tells the story of what a white female is going through in 2018 and what a black young male is going through in 2018. We see these characters unfold into themselves in the most complex ways, and I feel as humans we connect to that.”
Asked about Aubrey, Holt said that she feels like he is “literally superman.” She continued, “He is such a delight to work with, and so talented in a raw way. He’s naturally a person you gravitate towards, and I’m so lucky to have a partner on a show who just wants to create something that is special and important.”