One of the many new Marvel TV shows that are coming up in the 2017-2018 TV season, is Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger, which will premiere sometime next year. While we don’t know much about the upcoming Marvel series, thanks to That Hashtag Show, we have some fresh details about some new characters that will show up in Season 1.
The site revealed today that the show is currently looking to cast two new recurring characters that they believe are from the Cloak & Dagger comic books. The casting breakdowns reveal the following:
“[Pastor Francis Diaz] – Recurring Male( 25-40)
Pastor Diaz didn’t always intend to become a man of the cloth. Struggling with many demons, Francis Diaz joined the military looking for guidance and stability. But he found himself in religion, becoming a chaplain and pursuing advanced degrees in theology and education to try to discover his own humanity. Still without answers but armed with a position at a prestigious prep school, Pastor Diaz is now helping sculpt young minds. As a school counselor and priest, Diaz is a rock to Travis and sees a lot more in the boy that he would be comfortable admitting. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example as he still struggles daily with the chaste life he has chosen. Try as he may, Francis still finds himself slipping. He can’t escape his own deep shame. To pay penance, he forces himself to witness the life he could have had, seeing the love that got away. Pastor Diaz is constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure he deserves it. But it is in his raw humanity that we see the hand of God. RECURRING
[Bailey Callahan] – Recurring Female (30-37)
A self-possessed woman in her 3os, Detective Bailey Callahan comes off as cold or unfriendly upon first impression. Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counter parts. Accustomed to working in a man’s world, Callahan isn’t looking to be “one of the guys.” She isn’t going to let a room full of men dictate how often she changes the color of her fingernails (almost daily). She won’t meet expectations of women cops as ball busting bitches. The rest of the station need to find their way to her impression of the world, not the other way around. Callahan believes in justice and doesn’t thing that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops…RECURRING”
That Hashtag Show brings up that “Francis Diaz” and “Bailey Callahan” could possibly be code names for the two Marvel characters Father Francis Xavier Delgado and Detective Brigid O’Reilly respectively. Both of these characters made their first appearance in October 1983 in Cloak & Dagger #1.
“Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” is an adaptation of the beloved Marvel characters whose story is aimed squarely at young adults. This live-action interracial romance follows Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart — but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.”
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, starring Aubrey Joseph as Ty Johnson/Cloak and Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen/Dagger, is set to premiere sometime in early 2018 on Freeform.
Source: That Hashtag Show