The Secretly Great Marvel Series Everyone Forgot Is Now On Streaming

By Jason Collins | Updated

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, a fantastic television show which is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is now available on Hulu as part of Disney Plus and Hulu’s “one-app experience.” The series is currently available for streaming on Hulu to anyone willing to part with $13 a month, and all of the services content will be available on Disney Plus as well.

The Hulu × Disney Plus merge shook the very foundations of streaming MCU content, with many original series ending up on the chopping block. One such example is Marvel’s Runaways, which had a fanbase of its own and a pretty great critical rating among critics and fans—at least according to review aggregators.

Cloak and Dagger is praised for its complex characters whose traumas, struggles, and personalities drive the plot forward, thus making them relatable and genuine.

However, shows such as Inhumans and Cloak and Dagger have remained on the platform for the time being, though it’s uncertain whether they’re also scheduled for deletion at some point or not.

The former of the two, the Inhumans, has an abysmal rating among the critics and an average reception among the audiences. So, it does come as a bit of a surprise as to why Disney decided to scrap Runaways but leave Inhumans.

Cloak and Dagger, on the other hand, also have fantastic ratings and audience reception scores, but they seem unharmed by Disney Plus × Hulu’s cost-cutting measures. At least for the time being, which is yet another oddity, considering that the show isn’t as nearly as integrated into the MCU as, for example, Daredevil is.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger can be streamed on Disney+ and Hulu.

But that doesn’t actually take away from the greatness of the series. Cloak and Dagger, though largely unnoticed by mainstream MCU audiences, still managed to garner viewership. The show was praised for its complex characters whose traumas, struggles, and personalities drive the plot forward, thus making them relatable and genuine.

Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen / Dagger and Aubrey Joseph as Tyrone Johnson / Cloak

Furthermore, the show not only incorporated teen drama into superhero narratives, which made it distinct from other superhero shows, but it touched on various societal issues, such as racism, personal trauma, addiction, police brutality, etc.

Cloak And Dagger Was Faithful To The Comics

But what made the two-season series favored among the fans is the fact that it remained pretty faithful to its source material; Cloak and Dagger are actually based on the same-name comic by Marvel Comics, which follows the story of two teenagers who gained superhuman powers after being injected with the synthetic heroin.

Though they sound like a novelty that originated from Marvel’s Kitchen just recently, Cloak and Dagger characters first appeared in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #64, in 1982.

The series is currently still available on Hulu and Disney Plus, though it’s uncertain for how long it will remain there. Given the show’s intertwining narrative with the Runaways, it’s entirely possible that its fate depends purely on ratings and the number of views it gets—you know, it’s there for as long as it generates profit.

Despite its lack of connection to the overall narrative of the MCU as we know it, the series is still very worth its screen time, and those interested in watching Cloak and Dagger can do so on Hulu.

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