Just when you thought we had reached peak superhero, Marvel has added another show to its growing cinematic universe.
Variety has revealed that Marvel has given a straight-to-series order for
, a superhero teen-romance. The series will be the first Marvel show to air on the teenage-skewing Freeform, formerly ABC Family, known for series such as
In the comics, Cloak and Dagger are teenage runaways Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, who are given an experimental drug by an evil chemist. Tyrone/Cloak has control over "darkforce" and can teleport, while Tandy/Dagger produces light and can generate "light daggers". The duo premiered in 1982 and have appeared sporadically since then.
No cast members or writers have been announced yet. Marvel Television executive vice-president Jeph Loeb first announced a
series for ABC Family back in 2011.
The show is now the seventh upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series.
are all coming soon to Netflix; on ABC,
, a spinoff from
, is currently filming its pilot, while
, a half-hour comedy, is also in development. John Ridley, writer of
, also has a Marvel project in development with ABC.
Marvel currently has
have been renewed for fourth and second seasons respectively. The company has 11 movies set to release over the next four years, with
set for release next month.
The addition of Cloak and Dagger to the line-up shows the multi-format and channel universe will not be slowing down anytime soon.