Marvel’s newest TV show, Cloak & Dagger, is set to debut June 7. But before the show hits Freeform, let’s talk about some of the biggest questions about the anticipated series. Where does the show take place, is it connected to other Marvel shows, and what about Tandy and Tyrone’s powers? We can answer these questions and more.
Here are five things you didn’t know about Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger:
The Characters First Debuted in Spider-Man Comics
Cloak & Dagger first debuted in 1982, in the comic book “Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man.” In that issue, Tyrone and Tandy chase the drug dealer responsible for giving them powers and run into Spider-Man. Spider-Man tried to prevent them from killing the drug dealer, but he fails, and Tandy stabs him with her light shards. Spider-Man tracks them down later in the issue, but they vanish using Cloak’s ability to teleport.
Their Origin Story Has Changed
In the comics, Tandy and Tyrone got their powers from a drug overdose gone wrong. On the show, they get their powers from a freak oil spill accident involving Roxxon Oil. In the comics, Tyrone comes from a poor family and goes on the run after his brother’s murder. On the show, Tyrone’s family moves to a better neighborhood after his brother dies and he’s currently enrolled in a private school. In the comics, Tandy is wealthy, but on the show, her family loses everything and she drops out of school to become a grifter.
The Series Films in New Orleans
Since the original Cloak & Dagger characters were part of the Spider-verse, they were primarily based in New York City. On the Freeform show, Tandy and Tyrone live in New Orleans. The city is it’s own character on the show, as it provides a backdrop that is both mythical and historical.
The Show Takes Place in the MCU
Marvel loves to keep it “all connected” and Cloak & Dagger is no exception. Roxxon Oil, which was previously featured in Marvel’s Agent Carter, plays a huge role in the series. In fact, Roxxon Oil is THE reason Tandy and Tyrone develop their powers.
The Show Will be Socially and Culturally Relevant
Cloak & Dagger’s creative team has been very open about how the show will tackle social issues. Tyrone’s brother’s shooting, Tandy’s mother’s pill addiction, police brutality, racism, even teen suicide will be addressed on the show.
Cloak & Dagger airs on Freeform, Thursdays.