‘Cloak and Dagger’ is the latest series from Marvel Television to face cancellation after the show was put on ice after two seasons on Freeform…
After two seasons on Freeform, Marvel’s ‘Cloak and Dagger’ has been cancelled.
The series followed two teenagers — Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) — who gain superpowers following an accident but their abilities are tied to each other as they attempt to navigate through a frightening awakening together.
Following a successful first season, ‘Cloak and Dagger’ was picked up for a 10 episode second season but now the show has been cancelled.
This is just the latest in a long series of cancellations for Marvel TV shows over the past few years as ‘Cloak and Dagger’ joins shows such as ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’ and ‘The Punisher’, that were all scrapped by Netflix in the wake of Disney+ being created.
Perhaps making this cancellation even more awkward — ‘Cloak and Dagger’ will crossover during an episode of ‘Runaways’ season 3, which doesn’t return until December on Hulu. ‘Runaways’ is the only remaining Marvel series still in production with Hulu also picking up the serial killer, horror tinged show ‘Helstrom’, which is expected to start filming next year.
Marvel Television has undergone a major shift over the past couple of weeks with former lead executive Jeph Loeb planning his exit as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige takes over creative direction of the entire company. Feige has already started working on numerous Marvel shows such as ‘Loki’, ‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Falcon and Winter Soldier’ series that will all land on the Disney+ format.
Freeform is owned and operated by Disney so obviously this wasn’t a conflict of interest with Disney+ being launched so it seems highly unlikely ‘Cloak and Dagger’ will survive to eventually air on a different network.