cloak and dagger trailer

An early trailer for Marvel TV and Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger left me wondering if it might be the cheesiest show the company had produced in years, but subsequent marketing seems to indicate I may have cast judgment a bit too hastily. Freeform brought the show’s pilot to this year’s South By Southwest film festival, and our writer on the ground was extremely impressed with it. Now the network has released a new trailer, and you can judge for yourselves below.
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Cloak & Dagger Review

Freeform debuted the pilot of Cloak & Dagger, the new young adult Marvel series hitting small screens on Freeform in June, at SXSW today. An hour into this world, it’s clear that it’ll be among the upper echelon of Marvel television. Granted, that’s not a terribly high bar to cross, but Cloak & Dagger does so with style and powerful storytelling. Read More »

Cloak and Dagger trailer 2

Marvel and Freeform (formerly ABC Family) have released a trailer for Cloak & Dagger, their new superhero series aimed at the young adult crowd. But what secrets lie within? Watch the latest Cloak and Dagger trailer below, and join us for a very serious and not-at-all-joking attempt to get to the bottom of this new show. Read More »

cloak and dagger sneak peek

It’s a classic meet-cute: Girl spills beer on boy, girl pickpockets boy, girl accidentally blasts boy with a ray of light that activates boy’s own dark matter powers.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is Freeform’s first comic book series, and the network formerly known as ABC Family is leaning heavily into what it knows best: angsty teen drama. And it may just work — the CW has perfected the soap opera spin on superheroes, which has allowed for impressively intricate character work. Let’s see if Freeform, a network that is still somewhat struggling to strike a balance between its racier fare and its saccharine dramas, can do the same.

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party of five reboot

Did you want a Party of Five reboot? Well, even if you didn’t, you’re getting one anyway. Freeform, formerly ABC Family, just gave the go-ahead to a Party of Five reboot from the show’s original creators Chris Keyser and Amy LippmanParty of Five, the story of a bunch of siblings and their dead parents, ran from 1994-2000 and featured Neve Campbell, Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, Lacey Chabert and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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harry potter freeform

Say goodbye to your Harry Potter weekends: the Harry Potter movies are leaving Freeform.

The network, formerly known as ABC Family, was famous for their unending Harry Potter movie marathons – regardless of the holiday. However, Freeform is ending its deal with the Harry Potter films after NBC Universal acquired the licensing rights to the film starting in 2018. So instead of Harry Potter weekend on Freeform, you’ll get to watch Harry Potter on HBO.

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New Warriors TV Series Team - Squirrel Girl

Freeform has been struggling to forge its own identity since its rebranding from ABC Family in 2016, and their next best chance at this has just flown the coop. Marvel’s New Warriors was set to debut on Freeform in 2018, but now the show is seeking a new home. After failing to find a time slot for the series, Marvel took it back and are now going to shop it around.

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New Warriors TV Series Team - Squirrel Girl

As superheroes continue to dominate the box office, Marvel Television is expanding its reach from ABC (Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter) and Netflix (The Defenders and its individual preceding shows) to Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family. Cloak and Dagger will be their first show on Freeform in 2018, and it’ll be followed by New Warriors, a series from Cougar Town creator Kevin Biegel that involves the fan favorite character Squirrel Girl and a handful of other superpowered teens.

A new press release confirms that the show’s key actors have been secured, so read on to discover the members of the New Warriors cast.
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misfits american remake

The original Misfits wasn’t a spectacular show, but it was definitely a show the hooked and held onto your attention. Crude, violent, and bizarre, it felt like lightning in a bottle: a combination of a stellar cast, including a pre-Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon and a pre-Loving Ruth Negga, outlandish plots about teens who use their abnormal superpowers to get into dumb hijinks and have lots and lots of sex.

It was a magic that couldn’t even be captured again when most of the original members left, with a second-gen cast anchored by the equally talented Joe Gilgun, who now appears alongside Negga on Preacher. The appeal of Misfits was that it went in bizarre places that mainstream superhero shows wouldn’t dare dream, and all of the cast were game for it. Which is why the Freeform remake that was just announced feels like a bad idea.

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Sleepy Hollow season 4

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Sleepy Hollow, Timeless, and Last Man Standing have been cancelled
  • Scandal is coming to an end after its seventh season
  • Amazon and Hulu make some fascinating additions to their rosters
  • The LEGO Movie’s Unikitty has officially received an animated spin-off show
  • And more!

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