CLOAK & DAGGER Will Have A Panel At The Freeform Summit Tonight - Will We Finally See Some New Footage?
It looks like we're finally getting some new promotional material for Freeform's upcoming Cloak and Dagger TV series as part of their upcoming media event. Will we get an official trailer, perhaps?
Barring the leak of the first two episodes dubbed in Russian, no other follow up information on the show has come to light. Recently, Freeform announced they were hosting a major press event instead of participating in the TCA tours of this year (where we learned of Hulu renewing fellow Marvel show Runaways for a second season), consisting of four panels. Yesterday, they announced that one of these panels is for Cloak & Dagger.
The official press release reads as follows:
FROM COMICS TO SCREEN – CREATING “MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER”
It used to be that you would read a comic book and transport yourself to a place that you fantasized being a part of. Today’s television viewing has created long-lasting opportunities for those fantasies to become real, with fan-favorite comic book properties that we grew up with becoming mainstream, appointment entertainment. Stories that we know and love are now brought to our many screens, but how do you ensure that the monumental characters are accurately portrayed? How do you take those characters that were created over 20 years ago and translate their intimate journeys for today’s viewer, when those characters were created in a different social landscape? And are those journeys necessarily so different now than they were then? Join the producing team behind “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and series stars for a discussion about creating “Cloak” aka “Tandy Bowen” and “Dagger” aka “Tyrone Johnson” – a pair of young adults navigating a world of complexity, separating from parents, creating relationships and forming their own identities. While many of these challenges sound familiar, our young heroes have newly discovered superpowers that only make their journeys more complicated…
“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is a coming-of-age series based on the beloved comic characters and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Moderated by Alicia Lutes, Managing Editor, @Nerdist and Host, #Fangirling Panel participants will include:
Jeph Loeb (EP, Marvel’s Head of Television)
Gina Prince-Bythewood (Director, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”)
Olivia Holt (“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”)
Aubrey Joseph (“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”)
Joe Pokaski (EP, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”)
Presumably, this panel will include an actual release date for the series, and possibly a new trailer as well.
UPDATE: The panel will start at 8PM EST.
This event may also lead to new information about the formerly-Freeform bound New Warriors adaptation, the cast and showrunner of which recently were photographed together seemingly celebrating something (at least if showrunner Kevin Biegel's subsequent tweets about getting donuts with the cast at 2 AM are any indication), leading some fans to speculate that the show may have finally found a new home. Perhaps someone will ask TV head honcho Jeph Loeb about it? We'll just have to wait and see to find out.