In the midst of a major shakeup which will see new Marvel series coming to both Disney+ and Hulu, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger has been cancelled after its second season at Freeform, according to Deadline.
- The second season of Cloak & Dagger ended in May at the Disney-owned network.
- The series was well receiver when it debuted in 2018, but saw a 40& ratings drop in its second season, earning numbers on par with Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, another series that was recently cancelled.
- Cloak & Dagger followed Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, two teenagersfrom New Orleans with dark pasts who find themselves with newly acquired superpowers and struggle to find their place in the world.
- The series starred:
- Olivia Holt
- Aubrey Joseph
- Emma Lahana
- Gloria Reuben
- Andrea Roth
- J.D. Evermore
- Holt and Joseph will reprise their roles as Bowen and Johnson respectively when they appear in the upcoming third season of Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu.
- Cloak & Dagger was executive produced by Joe Pokaski, who also served as showrunner, as well as soon-to-be-exiting Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb
- The series was co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
What they’re saying:
- Statement from Freeform: “We are so proud of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and the trailblazing stories this series told. We are also grateful to our incredible talent Oliva Holt and Aubrey Joseph for bringing these beloved characters to life, and showrunner Joe Pokaski for his vision. We’d like to thank our partners at Marvel Television for a wonderful two seasons and are we are hopeful that we can find another project together.”
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