Freeform has released a short teaser for ‘Cloak & Dagger’ which is returning for its second season on April 4, 2019. The new season will introduce Detective Brigid O’Reilly’s alter ego, Mayhem, who will be an anti-hero of sorts. In the comics, Mayhem releases toxic chemicals and has razor-sharp claws. She can also dissipate Dagger’s daggers. It remains to be seen how the show will adapt her, although it seems that Mayhem is being treated as a Mr. Hyde-type split personality.
In the short clip, O’Reilly (Emma Lahana) is shown talking to Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy (Olivia Holt), and she utters the phrase “This is mayhem.” You can view the trailer, which was released via the show’s Twitter account, below.
This is mayhem.
— Cloak & Dagger (@CloakAndDagger) February 14, 2019
Showrunner Joe Pokaski discussed adding Mayhem to ‘Cloak & Dagger’ last year, saying:
“We got very excited, the writers and I, when we were breaking the first season because we knew who Mayhem was and we knew Brigid began as a friend. It was very exciting as writers to say, low key, we can start telling you words and story of a villain in the most ninja way possible. So it’s just been fun. And then add on top of that, you have an actress like Emma Lahana. Because we could have cast someone average or just good. She has done two episodes of our show where she hasn’t said a word and she’s crushed it… I think Mayhem, without spoiling too much, is kind of what we wish we all were if we didn’t face consequences.”
‘Cloak & Dagger’ returns to Freeform on Thursday, April 4th. The entire first season is available to stream on Hulu.
Are you excited to see further exploits of these teenage heroes?