Last week's rumor about Noah Gray-Cabey and Debby Ryan ... yeah, just forget that ever happened. Here's the real casting news on Cloak & Dagger ...
According to Deadline, relative newcomers Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) and Olivia Holt (I Didn’t Do It) and have been cast in Marvel and Freeform's upcoming live-action superhero series.
Aubrey Joseph will play Tyrone Johnson, aka Cloak ... and for the part of Tandy Bowen, aka Dagger, Marvel didn't have to look any further than its own backyard (so to speak) by casting former Disney Channel star Olivia Holt in the role.
Showrunner Joe Pokaski said about casting Joseph and Holt: "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."
Here's what seems to be the straight-to-series' official synopsis:
Marvel's Cloak and Dagger follows the interracial romance between Tandy Bowen (Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Joseph), who come from starkly different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret they never dared share with another soul. 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.
And here are the official character descriptions:
Tandy (Olivia Holt – Dagger) Once a privileged little girl, Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life-changing event.
Tyrone (Aubrey Joesph – Cloak) Young Tyrone Johnson wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off ... but when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes forever.
Production on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will begin on Feb. 14 in New Orleans. What do you think of this casting?