A Marvel Universe offering, Cloak and Dagger is a dark fantasy drama centred around the divine pairing of two teenagers who must overcome their tragic past and work together with their new found super powers.
For those who like comic based revivals, this is more cynical and gritty than Arrow but not as dark as Jessica Jones.
For those not familiar with the story, it is set in New Orleans where Tyrone Johnson (Cloak, played by Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy Bowen (Dagger, played by Olivia Holt) are thrown together as children when both are caught up in an explosion from a car accident.
A divine pairing of sorts is created, with neither of them really remembering what has happened. That tragic event changes both of their lives forever and we meet them again years later as two teens from very different backgrounds.
When they run into each other (literally), they set off powers they didn't even know they had.
Cue the process of them trying to figure out how their newly acquired superpowers work along with the realisation that they are destined to be together for reasons yet unknown.
Just getting to that point in the storyline took three tv episodes which indicates how drawn out the production is!
Anyway, Dagger is a street thief with the ability to emit light daggers. When she touches people she can access their hopes and desires.
With sort of opposite powers, Cloak has the ability to engulf others in darkness and transport them through the Darkforce Dimension. He can also witness people's fears.
As their friendship (and a possible romantic relationship) unfolds, they soon realize that their powers work better when they are together and they can use them to fix some of the wrongs in the world.
Is Marvel's Cloak and Dagger Worth Watching?
The plot starts off as complicated and at times is confusing and drawn out as we get to grips with the premise of the show.
If you've read the Marvel Comics you'll have a much better idea of what exactly is going on with the two teenagers, but for someone like me (who's never heard of it) then it's a struggle at the beginning to see how everything ties in together.
That said, the story is very good, the casting is excellent and along with a superb soundtrack, it is pretty decent and worth watching.
How Many Seasons Of Cloak and Dagger?
There are two seasons of Marvel's Cloak and Dagger. It aired in the US on Freeform, on ABC Spark in Canada and on Amazon Video in the United Kingdom and select additional European countries.
The first season, with 10 episodes, was aired from June to August, 2018, with episodes dropping weekly. With positive reviews, Freeform renewed the series for a second season, also with 10 episodes.
Season 2 premiered in April 2019 and concluded on May 30, 2019. Unfortunately for fans, Marvel's Cloak and Dagger was then cancelled in October 2019.
Why Was Cloak and Dagger Cancelled?
Unfortunately, the series was cancelled after the second season when Marvel Entertainment was amalgamated with Marvel Studios and the producers were trying to concentrate the shows on Disney+ that had ties to movies.
It wasn't the only Marvel series to get the chop but because Disney, which also owns Marvel Studios, was launching its own streaming service their priorities simply changed.
Why Is Cloak and Dagger Not On Disney plus?
There is a very good reason for this. The show is still an exclusive on Amazon Prime in the UK and most of Europe.
However, once the contract expires, then the show would then move to Disney+.
If you happen to live in Australia, New Zealand and Canada then you can watch it on Disney+.
The Cast Of Cloak and Dagger
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger is a massive production and as such, it needed a lot of cast members. So here is the main cast of the show:
Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen / Dagger – one of the two teenagers that lead the show
Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson / Cloak – the second of the two teenagers
Gloria Reuben as Adina Johnson, Tyrone's mother
Andrea Roth as Melissa Bowen, Tandy's mother
J. D. Evermore as James Connors, a detective with a secret
Miles Mussenden as Otis Johnson: Tyrone's father
Carl Lundstedt as Liam Walsh, Tandy's boyfriend and partner in crime
Emma Lahana as Brigid O'Reilly / Mayhem, a detective from Harlem
Jaime Zevallos as Francis Delgado: A priest seeking redemption