Marvel has announced the leads for the upcoming adaptation of its comic property Cloak & Dagger on Freeform.

Aubrey Joseph (Run All Night, The Night Of) will star as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak, and Olivia Holt (I Didn’t Do It, Kickin’ It) will star as Tandy Bowen/Dagger.  The coming-of-age series is based on the Marvel comic character created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan.  Teenagers Tandy and Tyrone come from very different backgrounds, each growing up with a secret that they’ve shared with no one.  Their meeting will change each other’s life forever.

Joe Pokaski (Heroes, Underground) wrote the script and will serve as showrunner and executive producer.  Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, will also executive produce.

Disney-owned channel Freeform greenlit the series in April (see "'Cloak and Dagger' Bring Romance to TV") but the show’s development was delayed in November due to script rewrites (see "'The Defenders,'''Cloak & Dagger,' 'Big Hero 6'").