6:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Marvel's 'Cloak and Dagger' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform
In its first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel's Cloak and Dagger delivered the news that die-hard viewers wanted to hear.
Disney-owned cable network Freeform has renewed the superhero drama for a second season. A new round of 10 episodes will return in spring 2019.
Stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana and Ally Maki alongside exec producers Joe Pokaski (who serves as showrunner) and Jeph Loeb will announce the news Friday during their appearance in Ballroom 20.
The Cloak and Dagger series premiere ranks as Freeform's No. 1 series debut in more than two years, collecting 4.4 million viewers across all platforms (with 35 days of DVR). The series ranks as the No. 1 new cable drama of the summer among Freeform's key women 18-34 and 12-34 demos. What's more, the four-quadrant series is the younger-skewing cabler's highest-ever debut among male viewers 18-49.
The drama is based on the comic characters from Marvel and produced by Marvel TV and ABC Signature Studios.
Cloak and Dagger joins a Freeform scripted slate that also includes Grown-ish, The Bold Type, Siren, Alone Together, Good Behavior (the upcoming Fosters spinoff) and The Perfectionists (the Pretty Little Liars spinoff) plus recently ordered Kenya Barris multicam Besties.
The renewal for Cloak and Dagger continues Marvel's TV expansion, which includes Hulu's The Runaways, ABC's Agents of SHIELD, Fox's The Gifted, FX's Legion and Netflix's Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Punisher and The Defenders.