It’s safe to say that Freeform’s upcoming Cloak & Dagger series hasn’t exactly been met with the usual level of fan-gasmic anticipation as other Marvel TV series. Likely due to the fact that it’s being developed by Freeform, a channel that, up to this point, has not had a spectacular track record when it comes to quality content (see: literally any Freeform show); however, if we’ve learned anything lately, it’s that quality TV can come from any avenue.
With that said, the Cloak & Dagger pilot screened at SXSW this weekend, and, shockingly enough, is being very well received on Twitter.
Initial reactions are praising the maturity of the content and chemistry of its leads. Yes, again, this is a Freeform show…who knew?
Have a look at the initial reactions below:
I’ll have more thoughts on the premiere episode of Marvel’s #CloakAndDagger up on the site soon, but let me just say this: the two young leads are immensely good. They’ll be the reason the watch.
— mclevy @SXSW (@alexm247) March 11, 2018
— Meredith Borders (@xymarla) March 11, 2018
— Lady Lost in Wakanda Kyndal (@ladykyndal) March 12, 2018
While @koertheous and I enjoyed the premiere of #CloakAndDagger and the two stars gave compelling performances that deserve praise, it was hard to get over the 5:10 start time when app said @ 4 and people were in line at 3 🤔🤔 people left panels to be on time & were pretty upset pic.twitter.com/Fennm60mYo
— Chy Koerth (@justplainchy) March 12, 2018
The #CloakAndDagger first episode was a solid, promising start. That said, there’s nothing very new or different on display. If you like the current Marvel tv offerings, you’ll likely enjoy this. pic.twitter.com/e728sN2RA1
— Leon Brill @SXSW (@LeonBrill) March 11, 2018
— Charisa Martin TWA (@MartinCharisa) March 11, 2018
— Kristen (@KristenEwing) March 11, 2018
— Forever Young Adult (@4everYA) March 11, 2018
So, there you have it – near unanimous praise. Color me intrigued…
Cloak & Dagger debuts on Freeform Thursday, June 7 at 8pm ET, follows the story of two teenagers from very different backgrounds that find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love.
Are you more excited to tune in? Let us know below!