The success of Netflix’s run of Marvel heroes like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage as well as networks like FOX having luck with Gotham, has spurred on a golden age of comic related programming. In a couple of weeks FX is premiering Legion, and they’ve got another X-Men series on the way as well. Meanwhile DC has Powerless, their new comic adjacent sitcom coming to NBC in just a bit.
One of the shows that we haven’t heard too much about is the upcoming live action series based on the Marvel duo of Cloak and Dagger. Well, today, a new rumor has hit and it claims that the roles for the two heroes have been filled just a month before the new series is set to go into production.
If the rumors are true, Noah Gray-Cabey (Heroes) and Debby Ryan (Jessie) have taken on the mantles of Cloak and Dagger. The internet has provided some initial feedback based on the fact that she’s a redhead and he is apparently mixed race and not black like Cloak in the comics. My response to those complaints are: 1. She can dye her hair or wear a wig, and 2. Shut up, that’s dumb.
If the rumors are true, we’ll probably know by the end of the week. Either way, I hope they at least go the route of picking relative unknowns and shy away from big names. They could do worse than these two.