In Disney’s ever-growing expansion plans to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe inclusive in both film and television, Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger is the latest casualty as it has been confirmed to have been canceled after just two seasons.
The series, that told the origins of the titular vigilante duo from Marvel Comics, began in 2018 on the American network and was readily available in the U.K. on Amazon Prime as two complete seasons, between 2018 and 2019. But with no mention of a third season in development over the past few months fans were left up in the air as to the fate of the show.
When Season 2 ended, the two teenage vigilantes were leaving the comfort of their hometown New Orleans to go off and help others in need across America.
Fortunately for fans though this is not the last we will see of them as it was confirmed a couple of months ago that Season 3 of Marvel’s Runaways will include an episode featuring Ty Johnson and Tandy Bowen aka Cloak and Dagger as they come to the aide of the teen team of heroes as they take on the new threat of Lilith.
While Cloak & Dagger did not directly link to the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as is the norm for most of Marvel Television, it did make a connection to both Agent Carter and the Netflix Marvel Universe with Brigid O’Reilly being a detective from Harlem formerly working with Misty Knight and the Roxxon Oil Corporation being responsible for accidentally giving the titular heroes their powers.
This is not the first time in recent months that Freeform has canceled an ongoing series as it has also recently axed the Pretty Little Liars spinoff The Perfectionists, despite Pretty Little Liars being the series that put Freeform on the board.
Cloak & Dagger starred Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt in the titular roles, former Power Rangers actress Emma Lahana as Detective Brigid O’Reilly aka Mayhem and Jaime Zevallos as Father Francis Delgado as well as Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Evermore and Miles Mussenden.
Marvel’s Runaways returns for a third season beginning on December 13.
Are you sad to see the end of Cloak & Dagger?