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Amph Marvel's Cloak & Dagger [Freeform Series]

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Apr 7, 2016.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Variety Reports that Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has ordered this straight to series. It's "described as a superhero love story" and is targeting a young adult audience.

    The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, 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.

    No writer is attached yet. Marvel Studios and ABC Stufios are co-producing. They also confirm that this is NOT the secret Marvel series being developed by John Ridley.

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  2. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well that is......interesting. I like Cloak and Dagger a lot but I worry about what the show will be like on Freeform.
     
  3. jabberwalkie

    jabberwalkie Jedi Master star 4

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    Honestly, based on how that reads it sounds like it practically belongs on Freeform and will certainly target the same audience that Shadowhunters has.
     
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  4. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I imagine it'll be skewed towards a younger audience in tone and style like The Flash. I get the impression it will be more of a CW-style show if they're emphasizing the young adult angle.
     
  5. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Ya, this was a VERY surprising bit of news this morning!
     
  6. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    It feels so good to see you in purple again. ;)

    But, yeah, I don't think anyone expected this. I mean, 4-5+ years ago there was word that Power Pack was a possible film candidate and then there's the backburnered Runaways film too- so I wonder if this development spun out of those projects somehow? There's no mention of Sony so I doubt the Spider-Man connection was any factor.
     
  7. cubman987

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    Yeah I just want a show that would be more targeted towards me with these characters. But if it gets that crowd to like Marvel superheros then that's cool too....and I'm sure I'll give it a shot either way.
     
  8. Boba Nekhbet

    Boba Nekhbet Jedi Master star 4

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    Unexpected choice for a YA series, especially since there have been rumors about a Runaways series for however long now, but I'll probably give it a shot. They're gonna have to find a better outfit for Dagger though, if it's on Freeform.
     
  9. I Are The Internets

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  10. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    It does seema bit too revealing. But maybe that can do it like in the cartoon.

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  11. Yodaminch

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    I wonder if this will tie into the other shows like SHIELD, Daredevil and Jessica Jones or if this will be a separate universe entirely. I could for instance see these two being inhumans who are introduced in SHIELD before being spun off. The description seems to support an idea like that. Or, they use the company that paid for Jessica's medical bills and created Nuke and now they are responsible for Cloak and Dagger. That could also work out nice while have subtle ties to the other shows.
     
  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah I suspect one of those avenues will be used since they're not mutants but streamlining them into Inhumans or something would work nicely without having to leverage the other shows heavily.
     
  13. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Hopefully this means Runaways will be a TV show instead of a movie (I honestly think it's more of a TV show) because Cloak & Dagger are a pretty decent sized piece of that book. I don't get Freeform in Canada, however, Shadowhunters has been arriving weekly on Netflix Canada (a really unique situation, it doesn't have a Canadian distributor so it's like the only weekly show on Netflix Canada). Hopefully, that happens here too.
     
  14. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Oh I hope we get a counterpart series for DC's Hawk and Dove (he said, hoping that never happens).
     
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  15. dp4m

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    ... Monarch? :p
     
  16. Debo

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Why does it need mentioning that their relationship is "interracial"? I've always found that term outmoded.
     
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  17. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Animated series using Liefeld lineart. Yes.
     
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  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Depending on where they're from, that could still cause problems for them, even today.
     
  21. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Is SHIELD ever referenced in the Netflix Marvel shows? All reference the Avengers, but it seems like ABC avoids referencing Netflix and vice versa.
     
  22. GenAntilles

    GenAntilles Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well all the shows have been set post the fall of SHIELD... as for references...

    the biker gang Lorelei enchants in AoS is the same one in Daredevil Season 2, same name and logo.

    In a recent AoS episode they had a news channel on with a news ticker running at the bottom saying 'Gang War in Hell's Kitchen leaves authorities baffled' referencing the events of Daredevil season 2.

    And besides Daredevil and Jessica Jones both having people use words for 'enhanced' and 'gifted' humans, it shows the breakout of powers in AoS is affecting the public perception in those shows.

    Honestly the Netflix and ABC shows have done more crossover stuff than the movies have done with either. At least the shows acknowledge the others exist.
     
  23. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Those are all great catches.
     
  24. DeltaRen

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    This looks promising. I like Cloak and Dagger. I'm glad they're translating the characters to a live action format. I'm also glad they're doing a Marvel show on cable. Now I'll have another way to get my Marvel fix without that new-fangled Netflix.

    (The rhyming was entirely accidental, but I'm leaving it in.)
     
  25. Point Given

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    Woo another Marvel thread!