Report: Secret Life Of Bees Director Tapped For Marvel's Cloak And Dagger Pilot

beeweaponMarvel and Freeform's Cloak and Dagger TV show finally has a director, for the pilot, according to a report from CBR based on a listing on some industry website that they seem to consider reliable enough to put it in a headline beginning with "REPORT:". Headlines beginning with "REPORT:" are slightly more confident than headlines ending in a question mark, less confident than headlines that simply state something as a fact, and way more confident than headlines that both begin with "REPORT:" and end with a question mark. Gina Prince-Bythewood is listed as the director for the Cloak and Dagger pilot, is what we're trying to say. Prince-Bythewood is primarily a feature film director, having done The Secret Life of Bees, Love and Basketball, and Beyond the Lights.

Back in November, we reported that Cloak and Dagger had been pushed back to a 2018 release, though Freeform was looking to the series to help score a badly needed breakout hit with millennials, despite the fact that the property is most popular with members of Generation X, having been popular in the 1980s.  The concept will likely be updated, and it's interesting to see Marvel doing something for a channel like Freeform, which should be a departure in tone from their Netflix shows, and may actually be watched by people, unlike Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

We'll keep you updated on the status of the show as more information becomes available.

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