A longtime duo in Marvel comics is coming to television, as a Cloak and Dagger series is on the way.
Variety has confirmed that Disney’s Freeform cable channel has given the series a straight-to-series order which means we’ll get at least a first season from it. Freeform used to be called ABC Family before Disney rebanded it and started to target young millennials with it. That should give you an idea of what they’re going to turn Cloak and Dagger into.
Right from the start they’re saying it’s going to be a love story, which absolutely isn’t what the two characters are in the comics. In fact at one point they were almost villainous due to Cloak’s powers, so it looks like the network targeting young millennials is doing their own version of the comic characters.
While this is the first official mention of the show, a Cloak and Dagger series has been rumored as far back as 2010. It’s unknown of that older version of the series was closer to the comic characters as opposed to this millennial love story version.