Along with tons of tacos and plenty of adult refreshments, one of the best festivals celebrating film, music, and tech will launch next week in Austin. The highly anticipated Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. The pilot episode will be directed by none other than Gina Prince-Bythewood who’s also directing the Sony release of Silver Sable and Black Cat which will be a spin-off film from the popular Spider-Man franchise.
Freeform, Disney’s young adult television network, today announced Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will have its world premiere watch party during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on March 11, as partner programming. The premiere will mark Freeform and Marvel Television’s first presence at SXSW.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by and awakened to newly discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.
Following the world premiere, series stars Holt and Joseph along with executive producer and showrunner Joe Pokaski, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and executive producer and Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb, will take the stage for a discussion about creating “Cloak” and “Dagger” – a pair of young adults navigating life’s issues of relationships, loss and race, and forming their own identities.
The highly anticipated new series premieres on June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EDT with a two-hour event on Freeform. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is based on the beloved comic characters and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
SXSW begins March 9-18th in Austin, TX
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.