Marvel's Cloak and Dagger cancelled after two seasons

Viewing figures dropped off by 40% for the second series.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger won’t be returning for a third outing.

US network Freeform has cancelled the teen superhero series after two seasons. 

No specific reason was given for their decision, but Deadline reports that viewing figures dropped off by a 40% for the second season. 

There have also been several shakeups of Marvel’s TV department recently with Jeoph Loeb, who oversaw all of its now cancelled Netflix series, departing as Head. 

Kevin Feige will take over his role having been promoted to Chief Creative Officer for all of the Marvel empire.

This combined with the fact that all of its live-action series, with the exception of The Runaways, have either been cancelled or ended seems to suggest that the comic book giant wants to focus all of its TV efforts on their Disney+ and Hulu output. 

Cloak and Dagger revolved around teenage runaways Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) who wake up with powers which permanently link them to each other after a mysterious accident.

The show gained fairly positive reviews across its run and also starred Gloria Reuben, Andrea Roth, J.D. Evermore and Emma Lahana. 

“We are so proud of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and the trailblazing stories this series told,” Freeform said in a statement.

“We are also grateful to our incredible talent Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph for bringing these beloved characters to life, and showrunner Joe Pokaski for his vision.”

Cloak and Dagger will make a final appearance in the upcoming third season of Marvel’s Runaways which is expected to premiere in the UK in either November or December 2019.

You can stream both seasons of Cloak and Dagger on Amazon Prime Video now.

Source: Deadline

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