Marvel keeps on expanding their reaches into the TV-sphere. It wasnâ€™t enough that they already had a grip on ABC and Netflix, but in order to reach pretty much every demographic known to mankind, theyâ€™ll also be appealing to the YA crowd â€” or the â€œbecomersâ€ as theyâ€™re coined by the Disney-owned network Freeform. Coming onto the relatively new network are two shows rightnow: New Warriors and Cloak and Dagger. New Warriors was announced only recently, and as such, has very little to show for it at this point, but Cloak and Dagger is a property thatâ€™s been in the works for some time.
On Wednesday, after a long while of hearing about the cast, premise, and everything in between we finally have our first look at the new series in the form of a new trailer. Before you get into it, however, it is worth noting that, as a series on Freeform, it is definitely aimed to a younger audience than your average Marvel show. This is no Daredevil â€” heck itâ€™s not even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Take a look at the trailer below!
So how does this look? First, I think itâ€™s worth explaining my exposure to Cloak and Dagger. Iâ€™m aware of the characters and their backstory, but my only real exposure to the characters is through crossovers like The Infinity Gauntlet â€” or other non-Cloak and Dagger-centric comics. With that in mind, Iâ€™ll give my own two cents, for whatever itâ€™s worth.
Iâ€™m of two minds on this one. One, I really enjoy how faithful the show looks to the characters and their backstories. Both come from troubled â€” yet very different â€” backgrounds, and as we saw in the trailer, it looks like theyâ€™re keeping that element. This is obviously great, because it really plays into the dynamic of them having a symbiotic relationship. Not only do they complete each other in terms of their abilities, but their relationship is made that much stronger by their struggles.
On the other hand, I have two beefs with the trailer. First off is the tone. Perhaps it was just the music over the trailer, but it just oozes angst. Admittedly, this is a series where angst is not a bad direction, but as an adult male, itâ€™s kind of an instant turn off. That being said, I have to understand that this show wasnâ€™t made for me. My second beef with this trailer is that, if you are unfamiliar with Cloak and Dagger, I have a hard time believing youâ€™ll have any idea whatâ€™s going on here. Sure, youâ€™ll understand that they come from broken backgrounds, but their kidnapping, experimenting, and abilitiesâ€¦there seems to be little connection in the trailer that holds it all together, unless youâ€™re already familiar with it.
Regardless, weâ€™ll be keeping an eye on this one as its release draws close. If youâ€™re looking forward to it this fall, too bad, because despite having a trailer, the show is hitting Freeform in 2018.
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SOURCE: Marvel Entertainment