Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, or simply Cloak & Dagger, is an upcoming American cable television series created for Freeform by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films and other television series of the franchise. The series is produced by ABC Signature Studios and Marvel Television, with Pokaski serving as showrunner.

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Olivia Holt as Tandy, Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone, Gloria Reuben as Mrs. Johnson, Miles Mussenden as Mr. Johnson, Andrea Roth as Melissa, Carl Lundstedt as Liam, Emma Lahana as Detective O’Reilly, Jaime Zevallos as Father Delgado and J.D. Evermore as Detective Connors. (Freeform/Frank Ockenfels)

The series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph as Tandy Bowen / Dagger and Tyrone Johnson / Cloak, two teenagers who acquire superpowers and form a romantic relationship. A television series featuring Cloak and Dagger entered development for ABC Family in July 2011. In April 2016, Cloak & Dagger received a series order for Freeform, the new name of ABC Family, and by that August, Pokaski had joined the series as showrunner and executive producer. Holt and Joseph were cast in January 2017, with Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, Emma Lahana, Jaime Zevallos, and J. D. Evermore also starring in the series. Filming for the series takes place in New Orleans.

Miles Mussenden plays Otis Johnson: Tyrone’s working class father who tries to provide for his family. The character was originally announced as being named Michael.  

Who Is Otis Johnson?

Otis Johnson Jr. is the brother of Tyrone Johnson in Marvel Comics. The character, created by Bill Mantlo and June Brigman, made his sole appearance in Cloak and Dagger Vol. 2 #11 (March 1987).

While his name is simply Otis in the comics, for the convenience of this section he will be referred to as Otis Jr. due to the preceding section. Otis Jr. is the son of Otis Sr. and Adina Johnson. He is the younger brother of Tyrone and the older brother to Anna and an unnamed sister.  Not much is known about him other than that he looked up to Tyrone, but after he ran away he and the family spiraled. Otis Jr. resorted to becoming a dope pusher and hooked his sister Anna who overdosed causing him to get arrested

The series, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on June 7, 2018.