[02/28/18 - 01:00 PM] Freeform Presents the World Premiere Watch Party of "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" at South by Southwest(R) The highly anticipated new series premieres on June 7 at 8:00/7:00c with a two-hour event on Freeform.
[via press release from Freeform]
FREEFORM PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE WATCH PARTY OF
'MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER' AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST(R)
Debut of Episode One and Discussion Will Take Place on March 11
Network Releases New Trailer
Freeform, Disney's young adult television network, today announced "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" will have its world premiere watch party during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on March 11, as partner programming. The premiere will mark Freeform and Marvel Television's first presence at SXSW. "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) - two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by and awakened to newly discovered superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.
Following the world premiere, series stars Holt and Joseph along with executive producer and showrunner Joe Pokaski, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and executive producer and Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb, will take the stage for a discussion about creating "Cloak" and "Dagger" - a pair of young adults navigating life's issues of relationships, loss and race, and forming their own identities.
The highly anticipated new series premieres on June 7 at 8:00 p.m. EDT with a two-hour event on Freeform. "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" is based on the beloved comic characters and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
Part of Disney|ABC Television, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney's young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Marvel's Inhumans" for ABC, "Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu", Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Iron Fist," "Marvel's The Defenders," and "Marvel's Punisher for NETFLIX and "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel is a co-producer on "Legion" (FX) and "The Gifted" (FOX). Marvel Television's upcoming projects includes "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform) and Marvel's Untitled Deadpool animated series (FX). For more information, visit marvel.com. �2018 MARVEL
About ABC Signature Studios
ABC Signature Studios is a division of ABC Studios spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable, as well as streaming platforms. The artist-driven arm provides a year-round destination for development and production across the cable and streaming landscape. Most recently, their critically acclaimed comedy "SMILF," created by Frankie Shaw, who also stars and directs, has been renewed for a second season by Showtime. Signature is currently airing the half-hour "black-ish" spinoff, "grown-ish," from creator/executive producer Kenya Barris and starring Yara Shahidi, on Freeform. Additionally, Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios "Marvel's Runaways" is streaming on Hulu and was recently renewed for a second season, and "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" is set to premiere on Freeform this year. Netflix recently ordered Amblin TV and ABC Signature's "Rev Run" straight to series which will go into production this year. Signature's previous series include "Guerrilla," "Dead of Summer," "Blood & Oil," "Benched" and the Emmy(R)-nominated HBO film "Confirmation," starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce.
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