It did not take long for Marvel TV’s first show on Freeform to get a second season announcement. Alongside Hulu’s Runaways, Cloak and Dagger was Marvel TV’s first foray into exploring the life of teenage superheroes. They managed to offer a great balance between the teen drama antics and superhero action that left many wondering where they could be heading into future season’s. Luckily, it did not take long for them to confirm that the second season will feature the villain Mayhem. Emma Lahana portrayed the character of Brigid O’Reilly, who already transformed into the character in a short tease during last season’s finale. The release announcement also includes a great poster to give that continues to tease Mayhem’s role. She may end up breaking Cloak and Dagger apart.
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The first season was received with rave reviews so a second season and it was Freeform’s largest viewed premiere in two years. Mayhem will certainly add an interesting element to the story to mix things up so it will be interesting how they handle her character. She was commonly an anti-hero that assisted Cloak and Dagger at times throughout her comic run. There is also the question of how comic accurate she might be, as she emitted gas in the comics that could paralyze people. Freeform and Marvel’s marketing team are going all out to highlight her involvement so she might become a mainstay for the franchise moving forward.
What are your thoughts? What are your hopes for the second season?