Marvel has announced that six new series regulars have joined the cast of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (with the "Marvel" added to the official title to perhaps avoid confusion with the 1984 film starring Henry Thomas and Dabney Coleman ... though probably not).
The news comes two weeks after the reveal that the production has Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) as Tyrone Johnson, aka Cloak, and Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It) as Tandy Bowen, aka Dagger.
So who are the new supporting players joining our titular heroes? Well, they include Tyrone's folks and Tandy's mum. Here's the character breakdown officially released by Marvel:
Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, Blue Bloods) will portray Melissa Bowen, Tandy's mom, who is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence. While complex and emotionally composed, her love for her daughter burns bright.
Tyrone's mother, Adina Johnson, will be played by Gloria Reuben (ER, Mr. Robot). Mrs. Johnson invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.
Miles Mussenden (Bloodline, Queen Sugar) will star as Tyrone's father, Michael Johnson, who trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. Mr. Johnson is a working-class father does what he can to ensure his son will grow up to be a great man.
Liam will be played by Carl Lundstedt (Grey's Anatomy, Conviction), a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy's partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath his rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams.
Portrayed by James Saito (Life of Pi, The Devil's Advocate), Dr. Bernard Sanjo has been an emotional cornerstone in Tyrone's life; they have a most unusual relationship.
J.D. Evermore (True Detective, The Walking Dead) will take the part of Detective Connors, who is a contradiction of a man, embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
Marvel made the casting announcement yesterday (Feb. 14) as production on the TV show was set to begin in New Orleans (I don't know about you guys, but I think it's a stroke of romantic genius that the powers-that-be chose to kick off filming a series about two star-crossed lovers on Valentine's Day). Here's a description for the upcoming series:
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.
No news on when the series will premiere yet, but I guess we can expect it to see the light of day later this year. What do you think of the casting for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger so far?