Cloak and Dagger may not be the dynamic duo, but they are a heroic duo that a lot of teens can identify with. At least that is the hopes of ABC and Marvel as they team up to develop this team of runaways into a television series.
For those unfamiliar with this comic line Cloak and Dagger are two runaway teens from different sides of the tracks. Tandy was the neglected daughter of a Multi-millionaire and Tyrone was a kid from the slums with a speech impediment. They met on the streets of New York and became fast friends.
Then they became subjects of an evil experiment, were drugged up and developed super powers. After defeating the evil scientist they became a superhero team. Tyrone, aka Cloak, disorients their enemies using his control of the dark dimension and Tandy, aka Dagger, uses daggers of light to attack them.
The planned live-action Cloak and Dagger series is described by Variety as an interracial superhero love story:
The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love — Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.
There is no word on writers, directors or actors yet…SO maybe this will just be one that sits in the wings for a while.