News about Cloak and Dagger has been thin and far between, but we with the project moving forward to film next month it would appear as if a director has been announced for Shadows, the working title for Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger series. According to Geeks of Color and SeasonZeroCom, the brand new Marvel series has found a director in Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Bythewood’s credits include The Secret Life of Bees, Love and Basketball, Beyond the Lights, and the HBO film Disappearing Acts. She’s won multiple awards including an Independent Spirit Award for best first feature, and a Humanitas prize for work on the film. The Humanitas Prize “Challenges us to use our freedom to grow and develop, confronts us with our individual responsibility, and examines the consequences of our choices.” Perfect for a story line Cloak and Dagger about the difficulties of navigating a complex interracial relationship as well as a story of law and order. Mrs. Bythewood confirmed this on twitter moments after the initial posting.
Making my two boys very happy… https://t.co/r5Lxt1EuCJ
— Gina PrinceBythewood (@GPBmadeit) January 24, 2017
— SeasonZeroCom (@SeasonZeroCom) January 24, 2017
Check out Cloak and Dagger‘s synopsis below. Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger is directed by Gina PrinceBythewood, produced and created by Joe Pokaski and Jeph Leob. It’s scheduled to air on the Freeform network.
The interracial romance between 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.
What do you think? Excited? Intrigued? Check out Mrs. Bythewood’s other work in this Secret Life Of Bees and hit our Cloak and Dagger Casting Suggestions while you watch. Make sure to tell us if you’re as excited as we are for this news in the comments below True Believers! Excelsior!