Freeform’s upcoming Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger series has just added six additional cast members. Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph were previously announced to star in the title roles and they’ll be joined by Andrea Roth (Rescue Me), Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot), Miles Mussenden (Bloodline), Carl Lundstedt (Grey’s Anatomy), James Saito (Life of Pi), and J.D. Evermore (The Walking Dead). The comic book inspired series has executive producer Joe Pokaski (Underground, Heroes) on board as showrunner, with Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Luke Cage) also executive producing. Love & Basketball‘s Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing the first episode.
“We are incredibly excited to be underway on our first Marvel project with such a talented group of actors that really enhance the world that our Cloak & Dagger live in,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming & Development, Freeform.
“It’s been important to us from day one that Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is about character and emotion above all. We’re so excited to have assembled a murderers’ row of talented actors who can execute on that, and then some,” added Pokaski.
- Andrea Roth will portray Melissa Bowen, Tandy’s mom, who is the eternal optimist despite the struggles to adapt to her new existence. While complex and emotionally composed, her love for her daughter burns bright.
- Tyrone’s mother, Adina Johnson, will be played by Gloria Reuben. Mrs. Johnson invests every aspect of her being into giving her son the life she believes he deserves. But she props up and protects Tyrone so much she almost forgets to love him.
- Miles Mussenden will star as Tyrone’s father, Michael Johnson, who trudges through his desk job to keep his family safe and happy. Mr. Johnson is a working-class father does what he can to ensure his son will grow up to be a great man.
- Liam will be played by Carl Lundstedt, a salt-of-the-earth townie who operates as Tandy’s partner in crime while moonlighting as her boyfriend. But underneath his rough-around-the-edges appearance, Liam has big dreams.
- Portrayed by James Saito, Dr. Bernard Sanjo has been an emotional cornerstone in Tyrone’s life; they have a most unusual relationship.
- J.D. Evermore will take the part of Detective Connors, who is a contradiction of a man embracing an intimidating persona that overcompensates for a secret he keeps close to the vest.