By Mohammad Johari Yaakob
KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- Malaysia´s pioneer Over-the-Top (OTT) platform, tonton has installed another brand-new Marvel series "Cloak & Dagger" to its expanding superhero Marvel TV series collection.
It said in a statement here, eight million of tonton users would get the chance to watch the latest Marvel´s Cloak & Dagger on the platform every Friday with a two-hour premiere starting June 8 at 9 pm, made available within 24 hours from its U.S. premiere.
Based on the Marvel comic book of the same name, "Cloak & Dagger " tells a coming-of-age story of two teenagers, Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) who have to reconcile their newly found superpowers that are mysteriously linked to each other.
Hailing from starkly different backgrounds, Tandy, a once-privileged girl now living on the edge after being devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Tyrone, a young man from an affluent background fell in love and are chosen as a divine pairing to help rescue the world using their secret superpowers.
Set in the culturally rich city of New Orleans and created by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, Underground) the 10-episode series explores the themes of friendship, overcoming fear, sacrifice and valour, a perfect content staple for today´s young adult audience.
Leading the casts are fresh new faces of Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt playing Tyrone (Cloak) and Tandy (Dagger) respectively.
The series also relies on star-studded supporting casts such as Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, Blue Bloods), Gloria Reuben (ER, Mr. Robot), Miles Mussenden (Bloodline, Queen Sugar), Carl Lundstedt (Grey´s Anatomy, Conviction), James Saito (Life of Pi, The Devil´s Advocate) and J.D. Evermore (True Detective, The Walking Dead).
"With the fantastic response received from our previous Marvel TV series installment of Runaways and Inhumans, we are confident that Cloak & Dagger will be enjoyed positively by our 8 million registered users and Marvel comic fans," said Director of tonton, Licensing and Merchandising Television Network Media Prima Berhad, Airin Zainul.
Exclusive and limited edition tonton merchandises are available for sale at tonton.roopawan.com.
Also, look out for tonton´s VIP subscriptions at www.11street.my with `Shocking Deals´ offer up to 50 per cent off, starting May 18.