The latest episode of Cloak and Dagger, “Lotus Eaters,” takes place inside Ivan Hess’ addled brain. Therefore, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this episode is actually quite an inventive and stylized look at how it feels to endlessly ruminate, despite the answer to your problems literally being right at your fingertips. For Ivan, his answer was his daughter Mina’s cookie. But the cookie represents something much larger; it represents remembering who you really are and what you’re fighting for.

Let’s take a quick, non-ruminating look at this week’s episode.

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Cloak and Dagger Funhouse Mirrors review

It was a glib assumption by some that this series was only set in New Orleans because of tax breaks. This week on Cloak & Dagger, “Funhouse Mirrors” showed us just how big of a player New Orleans actually is in the lives of Tandy and Tyrone. More on that a little later, but right now, all you need to know is that this week we learned just how much of New Orleans history resides within our two main characters – and how much of the city’s future lives in them, too. Read More »

This week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Princeton Offense,” threw a lot at us. And by “a lot,” I mean, A TON OF NAMES! And that’s not all that we were expected to catch at breakneck speed as if we were Tyrone trying to catch the basketball to shoot the winning shot. Let’s break it all down.

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Cloak and Dagger Call/Response review

This week’s episode of Cloak & Dagger, “Call/Response,” finally puts us in a room with Tandy and Tyrone talking to each other alone, and in a great surprise, we finally get a glimpse of Tyrone’s superhero costume. The backstory is as rich in New Orleans’ history as it is steeped in emotional anguish. Let’s run down the moments that made this episode yet another solid entry in this show’s run thus far. Read More »

On this week’s episode of Cloak & Dagger, “Stained Glass,” Tandy and Tyrone take a trip through each other’s minds. As we get closer to the two finally joining forces, we’re also introduced to another character – a voodoo priestess – and we get more of an inkling as to how connected Connors is.

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The two-hour premiere of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, is an extraordinary lesson in how to make a superhero show have substance beyond its source material. Instead of focusing solely on the strange and mysterious powers Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) have, there’s more focus put on who they are as people and how those powers are informed by their life experiences.

Even without the powers, Cloak & Dagger’s first episodes, “First Light” and “Suicide Sprints,” present a gripping, engaging young adult drama thanks to these three storytelling decisions.

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Marvel has a new show hitting Freeform this week – Cloak and Dagger and the reviews are flooding in. The early consensus seems to be almost overwhelmingly positive, with one or two exceptions. Does Marvel have another hit on their hands? Check out the Cloak and Dagger early buzz below.

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Joss Whedon is returning to TV to executive produce Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective. The series is a dark comedy about a former kid detective who grows up but continues to solve mystery. It’s currently in development at Freeform, a TV channel you may or may not have heard of.

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Cloak and Dagger Showrunner Interview

Marvel is slowly taking over all the television and streaming services. Launching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC made sense since Disney owns both Marvel and the network. Then Netflix became home to their more adult shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Punisher. Hulu got Marvel’s Runaways and now Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is premiering on Freeform.

Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Ty (Aubrey Joseph) are two teenagers from different backgrounds who discover they each have unique powers. Tandy can create daggers out of light, and Ty can teleport with his cloak. They both see into the Darkforce Dimension, too.

Joe Pokaski created Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger for television, coming from the team on Daredevil and working on Underground in-between. Pokaski spoke with /Film by phone about the modern day adaptation of Cloak & Dagger. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres June 7 on Freeform (read our rave review here).

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While all eyes are on Marvel Studios and Avengers: Infinity War right now, Marvel Television is about to launch a brand new TV show with Cloak & Dagger. Freeform has debuted a final trailer for the series, and it proves that this isn’t just going to be another teen soap opera – this thing has some kick to it, too. Check out the extended Cloak and Dagger trailer below.
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