Not content to launch new superhero properties on ABC or Netflix, Marvel is officially branching out to Freeform for a long-awaited debut. A Cloak and Dagger series is officially in the works, ordered to series at the former ABC Family for its title heroes.

According to Variety, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger has an official straight-to-series order, though no writer is officially attached to the so-called “superhero love story.” ABC Family had been developing the series as far back as 2011, then said to set in a post-Katrina New Orleans.

So reads the synopsis, based on title characters Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson:

The live-action interracial romance follows the duo, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love — Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

It remains unclear if Cloak and Dagger will be set in the explicit Marvel cinematic universe as all the other TV properties, though if nether ABC nor Netflix can forge much direct connection with its big-screen counterparts, it may not necessarily matter.

Cloak and Dagger were surely ripe for their own series, but will Marvel fans follow all the way to Freeform for a more YA feel?

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