Ever since it was announced that Freeform had given a straight to series order to Cloak and Dagger, fans have been eagerly awaiting any sort of news. Unfortunately, since then, it has been relatively quiet. While the initial press release indicated we’d see the series in 2017, fans were beginning to believe that would be unlikely as the show hadn’t even announced a showrunner, let alone actors for the lead roles. And now, thanks to a recent article by the folks over at The Hollywood Reporter, we finally know that to be true.
According to THR, the series has been pushed back to 2018. While that’s rather disheartening, we at least know who’ll be serving as the showrunner for the series: Joe Pokaski.
Then there’s Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, ordered straight-to-series in April and now eyed for winter 2018 as showrunner Joe Pokaski (Underground) rewrites his initial script.
Currently serving as co-showrunner and executive producer on WGN’s Underground, Pokaski is no stranger to superhero shows. In 2015, he served as co-executive producer of the first season of Daredevil and prior to that, he was a mainstay crew member of NBC’s Heroes.
Ordered straight-to-series back in April, Cloak and Dagger is slated to air on ABC’s Freeform channel. Freeform, formerly known as ABC Family, caters it’s programming to a young adult audience, so a Marvel show based on a pair of teenage superheroes appears to be the perfect fit.
Cloak and Dagger, along with Runaways and The Defenders, is one of a handful of Marvel properties currently in production. To see a full list of all MCU shows in developments, check out our updated list here.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.