After a critically acclaimed debut last year, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is back for Season 2, which premieres with the first two episodes Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform.
Fortunately, if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Freeform on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including Freeform.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Freeform on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has all of Season 1 of Cloak & Dagger and will have new Season 2 episodes available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include Freeform.
You can start a free 5-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Freeform on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
Freeform is included in the “Sling Orange” channel package.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch Freeform live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
‘Cloak & Dagger’ Season 2 Preview
Season 2 of Cloak & Dagger will pick up eight months after the events of the Season 1 finale.
“With Season 1, we literally watched them figure out how to maneuver with these powers. So Season 2, from the jump, you see them become these badass superheroes, you know?” said Aubrey Joseph, who plays Ty/Cloak. “It still takes time, obviously. They’re young and they are still learning, but — specifically for Ty — eight months in a church by yourself, it’s a lot of time on your hands to practice your powers, obviously. So I think it will be worth the wait, to see that.”
A significant part of Season 1 was origin stories, introducing the characters and their backgrounds. But Season 2 is expected to pick up the pace.
“We upped the ante” said showrunner Joe Pokaski, who will also direct the seventh episode of the season. “We made their highs higher and their lows lower.
“The biggest difference between Season 1 and Season 2 is … Season 1 was more of a slow burn to get to know Ty and Tandy.”
From the looks of the Season 2 trailer, Cloak and Dagger have mastered their powers and are taking on a sex-trafficking ring in Louisiana. And they may be getting some help from Detective Brigid O’Reilly, who was shot at the end of Season 1 but emerged from the water as the super vigilante, Mayhem.
“We got very excited, the writers and I, when we were breaking the first season, because we knew who Mayhem was and we knew Brigid began as a friend and it was very exciting as writers to say, ‘Oh, low key, we can start telling the origin story of a villain in the most ninja way possible,” said Pokaski, who believes that Mayhem will be like the Black Panther‘s Killmonger in that she’s a villain who viewers can relate to.
The opening two episodes of Season 2, which both air on April 4, are titled “Restless Energy” and “White Lines.” Subsequent episodes will air on Thursdays at the same time.