Marvel Selects Louisiana For New Television Series
Marvel comics may be on to something. Worldwide, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned close to 11 billion dollars. The small screen gets it's fair share of the action too, with network and streaming based superheroes available at every turn. I enjoy Luke Cage on Netflix, because he is a bad mother-shut your mouth.
That's why I was super jazzed to hear that Louisiana was getting it's own series: "Cloak and Dagger." Not only will it bring lots of money and jobs, but hello - freakin' superheroes!
I've always liked Cloak and Dagger, and I think this fits right in with the current lineup Marvel is rolling out. The not-too-super-powered, story based approach that has made Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage big hits for Netflix. Plus each of these stories fit nicely into the larger picture. The larger movies let these shows handle a lot backstory, so that movies like The Avengers can get right to the thought provoking part.
Cloak and Dagger is an unlikely love story about a pair of super-powered teens that take down drug dealers and help runaway teens. Cloak's power has him chained to a darkness that he uses to swallow up the baddies (in his cloak), but his power comes at a price. The darkness creates a hunger that is only eased by giving in to the murderous tendencies the darkness creates or by the close proximity to the light emanating from his other half - Cloak. Cloak is super uplifting, optimistic, and an excellent fighter that can wield and throw daggers made of light. When the two work together - it's pretty impressive.
Production on Cloak and Dagger is already underway in New Orleans. According to Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Marvel's head of television;
Louisiana delivers the perfect creative landscape for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger as well as providing exceptional resources for production talent and a business-friendly environment,”
Catch Cloak & Dagger on Freeform network in 2018, no specific date has been released yet.