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CLOAK AND DAGGER WRITER AND CAST MEMBERS RELEASE STATEMENTS REGARDING THE SHOW’S RECENT CANCELLATION


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MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – “Level Up” – In the action packed season finale, Tyrone and Tandy head to the Loa dimension to stop the evil force threatening New Orleans. To finally put an end to it, they must come face to face with their own personal issues that have been holding them back. Meanwhile, Mayhem and Evita do their best to hold off the dangers in the real dimension. This episode of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” airs May 30 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani) OLIVIA HOLT, AUBREY JOSEPH

The saying goes “expect the unexpected”, and while this was probably expected by many. It was unexpected by many more. And just as quick as Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War. Cloak and Dagger were snapped out of existence after two very successful seasons. While many might disagree with what I just said due to low ratings and viewership. Cloak and Dagger were still successful. Successful enough to garnish a long-awaited crossover with The Runaways. Something long-time fans of both shows were anxious to see happen since season one of both shows respectively.

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The news broke just a day ago. The official cancellation of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger alas Freeform. While many fans are seeing past the veil, due to the big power moves happening behind the scenes at Marvel. Many fans weren’t. I won’t recap the news all over again, you can read up on that right here, and here. Despite all that fans were eager to see what was to come with the crossover and the now teased Season 3 for Cloak and Dagger that is no longer seeing the day of light.

Cloak and Dagger writer Joe Pokaski took to Twitter to air out his feelings regarding the show’s sudden cancellation.

Exactly what Joe said, “you can’t keep Tandy & Tyrone in a drawer”. During the NYCC Runaways panel Jeph Loeb and Allegra Acosta (Molly Hernandez) both teased big things for Tandy & Tyrone during The Runaways Season 3. While both parties interjected at the right time to avoid revealing any big spoilers. We can speculate that Cloak and Dagger will appear more than once during the entirety of this season. Loeb did confirm that Tyrone and Tandy’s appearance in this season of The Runaways would be integrated into the story. This was not just “fan service”.

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The main cast of Cloak and Dagger, starting with Olivia Holt (Dagger) took to Instagram to air their grievances and reflect on the good times they had during their tenure on the series. Aubrey Joseph (Cloak), Emma Lahana (Mayhem), and Ally Maki followed suit and said the following in their statements.

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hooo boy. this one hurts. i’m not sure if i will ever really be able to articulate what i’m feeling right now. but one thing i know for sure, is just how fucking proud i am of this show. and what this show did. and what this show said. and just how much this show impacted not only me, but all of the humans out there that watched it. this show was more than just a job for me. it changed my life, professionally and personally. it helped shape me into the human i am today. it taught me bravery and camaraderie, it was intelligent and raw. and even though it was a show about superheroes, it was real. and in just two seasons we tackled some of the heaviest issues that are happening in our world today. from drug addiction, to sexual assault, to police brutality, and human trafficking. we decided to tell a story through the eyes of a young black man and a young white woman living in modern day new orleans recognizing just how much society has dehumanized black culture and minimized females. and learning how to say “NO.” and fight back. cloak and dagger are super humans. and what an absolute honor it was to bring tandy to life. thank you to every kickass human who lent their passion and insane work ethic to this show. to my crew down in nola, i legitimately loved every moment working with you. even at 4am when i was loopy as fuck, you were patient and laughed with me and we pulled through together. to my BRILLIANTLY talented cast mates, i will always be truly in awe of all of you and your performances. hi @emmakatelahana , thank you for coming over last night to drink wine with me and look back on the last three years of our lives and all the dumb shenanigans we got ourselves into. you’ve shown me true sisterhood. and i’ll like, probs c u tomorrow. @jpokaski , i really can’t explain the respect and love i have for you. you made something special and gave me an artistic challenge and as an actor, i simply thank you. to our fans who became more like family, WOW. thank you for trusting us and believing so fiercely in this story and for seeing yourselves in tandy and tyrone. and to my breezy (@aubreyomari), this isn’t the end. waffles forever. 🖤🗡

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I wasn’t gonna say a lot because I got too much to say… but I’ll say a few things.. Cloak & Dagger was probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me in the past few years… Where I’m from you don’t just move to LA and less than a YEAR later your face is all over every single billboard you drive past… This was destiny for us @olivia_holt. Being on this show came at a time when I was at my lowest w acting. I was doubting myself. I had already given up. But I got the call to come in and audition for this special show outta nowhere. Didn’t know anything about the plot or what show it was. Just Marvel. That was enough for me. Flash forward almost 3 years later, and what we created has resonated with so many of you all over the world. That’s why I am able to walk away from this at peace knowing we did our part. You guys. Seeing your messages online & hearing how much the show meant to you when I got the chance to meet a lot of you in person was life changing for me. I got the 1 in a billion chance to say I was a marvel superhero, but also the chance to be on one of the most grounded shows on air. To the hardest working cast & crew in the whole mf business, you changed my life! We watched each other grow. I have so much love for you. I owe you 1. To @jpokaski @gpbmadeit, Thank you for taking a chance on a kid like me. You made my life long dream come true. You will forever be a huge part of my life. If God can take somebody like me from their dream role on broadway before I even hit puberty to one of the biggest platforms in the universe, ain’t no telling what’s next. If I can do it, so can you 🖤

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2.5 yrs ago I got an audition for “detective bailey”. my character breakdown alone let me know the showrunner was special and had put together a writers room that was diverse and could really honour the stories of those who aren’t always served such justice. not only does @jpokaski strive to fight for the underdog in his story telling but he truly cares about everyone who has the privilege to work with him. he cares and fights for us as actual human beings outside of work – (anyone in the industry can attest to the rarity of this.) our writers shed light on injustices & educated us all on how to serve each other better in this complicated world. thank you for you bravery and vulnerability in your story telling and making these characters jump off the page. thank you for being on set with us and supporting us. our marvel producer @mmkalltheway who we could call at any hour and would literally jump in a swamp with you to make you feel safer. my kids @olivia_holt – my baby sister forever. even at 4am when we were exhausted and emotionally drained you found ways to make everyone on set laugh and smile. you are a true leader. i’m grateful for not only getting a great co star but also a family member (she literally gets my dog if I die) @aubreyomari – you made it hard sometimes to act like a tough and hardened cop when you bought so much vulnerability and authenticity to your performance. the lived experience you shared through this role was a blessing for all that got to witness it. thank you to the entire cast and crew who worked so hard. we all knew this was something special and unique and that we were telling stories not usually seen on tv. the rawness of a black mothers grief losing her son to police violence, the horrors of human trafficking, drug abuse, the aftermath of a child witnessing her fathers abuse… these stories are hard to watch but they are real. they are usually shied away from. but not with cloak and dagger because they’re the heroes that would never turn their back on an underdog. #cloakanddagger

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When I first started this thing I had no idea what it would become or how Mina would ultimately change my life. I just knew that when I picked up those audition sides I practiced them over and over and over again. I couldn’t put them down. And every single time the words would bring me to tears. And later I would find out how much this show would matter to not only me but to people all around the world. @jpokaski – you shed light on real issues… you give people purpose… you gave the world underrepresented heroes that made us believe in something new. If only our world could operate as you create we would live in a beautiful place. I can only just say thank you for believing in me and letting me play this role that would move me and change me. ⁣ ⁣ To the entire @cloakanddaggertv family I don’t even have the words to describe how grateful I am. To the @marvel @freeform team I’ve made lifelong friends and confidants. ⁣@mmkalltheway you’re so insanely badass it’s ridiculous. From day one u made me feel part of it. ⁣ @olivia_holt – a true superstar is one who is kind and thoughtful in the moments when no one’s watching. And that’s you every single day. You led this ship with grace and kind brilliance. I’ll never forget stepping into that swamp and making magic with you on that very first day- when we finished that first take and @jennifertphang @jennybgoode came out from village and we all had tears in our eyes. We knew it was something special. ⁣ ⁣ To @aubreyomari – u know how I feel about you bro. This is the very first spark of what’s about to be FIRE for you. The world better get ready. ⁣ ⁣ My sis @emmakatelahana – you’re my sister and that’s it 🙂 minhem will live on ⁣ Finally thank you to every single person who loved Mina as much as I did. She made me believe in myself just a little more every day. To be powerful and speak up even when no one will listen. To all the badass women in STEM out there Mina will live on through you. So please keep her alive and don’t ever stop trying to find the truth.

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Its always sad to see a great cast of actors get their hit series cancelled just when they’re hitting their stride and doing bigger things. The cast truly great and while majority of the Marvel TV shows weren’t directly connected to the movie side of the MCU (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I know….). Cloak and Dagger found themselves having direct ties to Luke Cage. By now we all know that all of those shows are cancelled, and while these characters will appear again down the line. It probably won’t be the same cast. They’ll probably appear in a Disney+ series or an MCU film, or BOTH! Time will tell.

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