In what is a fairly familiar story, people have been trying to adapt Marvel Comic’s Cloak and Dagger to screen for a while now. Most notably ABC was trying to bring it to series in 2011 (alongside Jessica Jones). Well the series is finally going to see the light of day, and like Jessica Jones it won’t be on ABC as was originally intended.
Of course, unlike the aforementioned Jessica Jones the series isn’t landing on Netflix — instead on the family friendly Freeform network (which you may remember as its previous name ABC Family).
Those hoping for a “dark and gritty” version of the characters may end up disappointed, but the romance angle of the property fits well into Freeform’s targeted 14-34 year old demographic (which apparently gets referred to as the creepy sounding label of “Becomers”).
This will be Freeform’s first live action Marvel property, co-produced by Marvel Studios and ABC Signature Studios. No one has been signed on to write the project yet, though the search is under way. It’s also not known whether or not the series will take place in the MCU along with ABC and Netflix’s shows.
It will be interesting to see where this one goes.