UPDATE: Not long after Deadline reported that J.D. Evermore and Carl Lundstedt would be joining the cast of the upcoming Cloak and Dagger, Marvel officially announced the addition of four additional actors to the cast as well, including those who will be playing Ty and Tandy’s parents. Joining Lundstedt and Evermore are Andrea Roth as Melissa Bowen, Gloria Reuben as Adina Johnson, Miles Mussenden as Michael Johnson, and James Saito as Dr. Bernard Sanjo. The character descriptions for all six new additions are below, as is our original article:
Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me,” “Blue Bloods”) will portray Melissa Bowen, Tandy’s mom, who is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence. While complex and emotionally composed, her love for her daughter burns bright.
Tyrone’s mother, Adina Johnson, will be played by Gloria Reuben (“ER,” “Mr. Robot). Mrs. Johnson invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.
Miles Mussenden (“Bloodline,” “Queen Sugar”) will star as Tyrone’s father, Michael Johnson, who trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. Mr. Johnson is a working class father does what he can to ensure his son will grow up to be a great man.
Liam will be played by Carl Lundstedt (“Grey’s Anatomy, “Conviction”), a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath his rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams.
Portrayed by James Saito (“Life of Pi,” “The Devil’s Advocate”), Dr. Bernard Sanjo has been an emotional cornerstone in Tyrone’s life; they have a most unusual relationship.
J.D. Evermore (“True Detective,” “The Walking Dead”) will take the part of Detective Connors, who is a contradiction of a man, embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
Original article below:
With the titular heroes cast and production beginning yesterday, it’s no surprise that we’re now receiving more casting news for Marvel’s upcoming Freeform show Cloak and Dagger. Deadline is exclusively reporting that J.D. Evermore (True Detective, The Walking Dead) and Carl Lundstedt (Conviction, Grey’s Anatomy) have joined the Cloak and Dagger cast as Detective Connors and Liam, respectively. Deadline describes the characters:
Evermore… will play Detective Connors, who is a contradiction of a man, embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.
Lundstedt… will play Liam, a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend.
This won’t be the first time Evermore has played a member of law enforcement; he previously played Sheriff Carl Daggett on Rectify
Cloak and Dagger is expected to premiere on Freeform in 2018.