Expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe even more, two previously announced new shows in the MCU are expected to begin filming in just one month:
Cloak and Dagger
Cloak and Dagger are two runaway teens who receive their powers through forced experimentation. They then team up to fight a war on drugs and crime; their presences soothing each other. The new show is expected to start filming February 14 in New Orleans and will premiere on Freeform–formerly known as ABC Family.
The concept of Cloak and Dagger as a TV show has been floating around since 2011, and it appears that on the upcoming show, Ty Johnson and Tandy Bowen will be relocated to a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. We’ve heard very little about the show since it was first announced last April, other than a report suggesting the show was undergoing rewrites and wouldn’t hit the air until 2018. However, with a February production start, we may wind up seeing the show during this calendar year after all.
The other exciting news is that The Runaways pilot will begin filming for Hulu in February. The comic series centers around a group of teens who discover their parents are part of an evil crime organization. Famously, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has mentioned the idea of a Runaways film several times over the years, but the idea has evidently been canned due to all the upcoming projects Marvel has planned. In August 2016, it was announced that the project would live on as a series on Hulu..
While this information didn’t come from an official source at Marvel, the source has been reliable in the past. The TCA (Television Critics Association) Winter Press Tour has started and today (January 7th) is the Hulu panel. Hopefully, we’ll be hearing more about the Runaways pilot and what to expect. In the meantime, how excited are you to hear that both of these projects are finally filming?