Cloak & Dagger season 2 starts eight months after the first season. Marvel is carving out quite a niche for itself with its popular young-adult superhero TV shows, with both Cloak & Dagger and Runaways sitting in the top 0.3 percent of in-demand TV series. Cloak & Dagger season 2 is finally set to return to Freeform this month.
The first season saw Cloak and Dagger - played by Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt - confront their destiny as the Divine Pairing. With New Orleans in crisis, the curse of the Divine Pairing meant that one of them had to die to save the city. Fortunately, they came up with a way around the curse, combining their powers to unleash a blast of both Darkforce and Lightforce, and dispelling the Terrors that Roxxon Corp had unwittingly unleashed upon the city. But with New Orleans safe, Tandy and Tyrone had to pick up the pieces of their lives. For Tandy, that was easy; she'd proven her father's innocence, and could return home. But Tyrone was left on the run from the police, framed as a cop killer, and season 1 ended with him settling down in the abandoned church.
CBR conducted a recent set visit in which Aubrey Joseph confirmed he's been forced to live there for eight months.
With Season 1, we literally watched them figure out how to maneuver with these powers. So Season 2, from the jump, you see them become these badass superheroes, you know? It still takes time, obviously. They're young and they are still learning, but -- specifically for Ty -- eight months in a church by yourself, it's a lot of time on your hands to practice your powers, obviously. So I think it will be worth the wait, to see that.
It's a neat inversion of the first season, where Dagger was the runaway and Cloak was the kid living at home. He's fortunate to have Dagger's help getting used to living on the streets and keeping a low profile; she's gotten used to this kind of life years ago, and will probably have helped him get acclimated to life on the streets. Season 2 is expected to see Cloak and Dagger drawn into the seedier side of New Orleans, working to crack a sex trafficking ring who are presumably preying on some of Cloak's fellow homeless teens.
The time jump is a smart approach, in that it allows Cloak & Dagger to expand its lead characters' powersets. The trailers have already shown that Dagger has progressed from making light blades to actually projecting energy blasts, but it remains to be seen how Cloak's powers have developed. The season 1 finale saw him unwittingly draw the corrupt police officer Connors into the Darkforce Dimension, something he'd never done before, a first hint that Cloak has some sort of primal connection to another plane of reality. Showrunner Joe Pokaski has teased that Cloak & Dagger season 2 may introduce Mr. Jip, a quasi-demonic entity who stalked Cloak in the comics, desiring to claim that power for himself. If that's the case, the more Cloak has mastered his abilities, the more tempting a target he'll have become.
Cloak & Dagger season 2 debuts April 4 on Freeform.