Marvel has reached up to Disney for the big-brother assist in recent news surrounding the current state of the coming TV series Cloak And Dagger.
Former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt has been cast as Dagger, a.k.a. Tandy Bowen, and Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) will play Cloak, a.k.a. Tyrone Johnson.
Showrunner and Executive Producer Joe Pokaski released this statement:
The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I first met them in the pages of Marvel comics when I was a boy. When Olivia and Aubrey read for the roles, these characters leapt off the page. We’re so excited to see what these talented young actors bring to the Marvel Universe.
Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb also spoke on the casting choice:
Marvel is delighted to have found our Cloak and Dagger. Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph encompass the true essence of the characters and we are excited for the audience to see them in these roles.