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Marvel’s drops first trailer for teen drama ‘Cloak and Dagger’

It's a love story between two runaway teens with superpowers.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Apr 20, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 5:00 pm CDT

Marvel‘s first teen drama series, Cloak and Dagger, just shared its first trailer. It’s pretty intense, but surprisingly light on superhero content.

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Adapted from the Marvel Comics duo Cloak and Dagger, it’s about two runaway teens with complementary superpowers. Cloak can teleport and create portals into a dark dimension, while Dagger manifests physical weapons made of “light energy.

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The show takes place in the MCU (as you can tell from the Roxxon Corp. sign in the final shot), but it marks a new strand of the franchise, airing on Freeform, unlike ABC’s procedural dramas or Netflix’s adult-rated shows.

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The trailer emphasizes Cloak and Dagger‘s themes of teen romance and alienation, and we only see the characters’ powers for a few seconds toward the end. Since the show airs in 2018, this teaser may only include footage from the pilot episode, which wrapped up filming in late February.

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*First Published: Apr 20, 2017, 7:07 am CDT