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There are so many Marvel shows either currently airing or in development that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. But one of the best of 2018 so far is Cloak and Dagger, which premiered on Freeform in June. It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the show has been greenlit for a second season.
There are just two episodes left in Season 1, so this is great news for the show’s many fans. At the SDCC Cloak and Dagger panel, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb confirmed that Season 2 will start production in the fall, so expect it to hit screens in 2019.
Cloak and Dagger features former Disney star Olivia Holt (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Tandy Bowen (aka Dagger), and Aubrey Joseph (Run All Night) as Tyrone Johnson (aka Cloak). It focuses on two superpowered teens who have contrasting powers–Cloak controls the power of darkness, while Dagger throws deadly blades of pure light.
Cloak and Dagger were created by Bill Mantlo and Ed Hannigan, and first appeared in a 1982 issue of The Spectacular Spider-Man. A successful four-issue limited series was followed by an ongoing bi-monthly comic book in 1985, and the characters have appeared in a variety of titles over the decades. For more check out our guide to everything you should know about Cloak and Dagger.
In related news, it has been confirmed that the Marvel Netflix show Iron Fist will return to the streaming service on September 7. The action-packed first trailer for Iron Fist Season 2 was revealed at SDCC.
Voltron: Legendary Defender is Netflix’s update of the classic animated sci-fi show Voltron, and the seventh season is due to hit the streaming service on August 10. The show featured at San Diego Comic-Con, where a new trailer for the upcoming seventh season was revealed.
The trailer shows that the Defenders are returning to Earth with the hopes of rebuilding the Castle of Lions, which was destroyed in the last season. It’s packed with the same mix of action, drama, and nostalgic callbacks to the classic Voltron that has made the previous six seasons so popular. Check it out above.
The Voltron: Legendary Defender SDCC panel had both good news and bad news for fans. It was confirmed that Season 7 will return the show to 13 episodes, following much shorter runs for Seasons 3 to 6. Sadly however, it was also revealed that this is to be the penultimate season. Season 8, which is expected in 2019, will end the entire show, so fans have just 26 more episodes to enjoy.
Voltron fans attending SDCC also have the chance to buy a huge Lego figure based on the show. This is Lego’s biggest “buildable” action figure to date, coming in at 2,321 pieces, and has a price point to match, with the set costing a hefty $180. Fans can also buy the Voltron figure online from August 1.
Voltron: Legendary Defender was the first show released following the deal struck between Netflix and DreamWorks Animation late in 2015. The original Voltron was a Japanese and American co-production that ran for three seasons between 1984 and 1986. It proved hugely popular, spawning spinoff shows, comic books, and video games.
AMC’s Preacher is one of the wildest comic book adaptations ever made, and the craziness is set to continue if the latest trailer is anything to go by. We’re already four episodes into Preacher Season 3, but fans at San Diego-Comic Con were given a look at what to expect from the rest of the season.
The latest promo gives us a new looks at the revolting, powerful Allfather and the 350-year-old vampire Eccarius, Hitler working in a diner, and plenty of snappy dialogue from main characters Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Jesse (Dominic Cooper). Check it out above.
At the Preacher SDCC panel, executive producer Seth Rogan was asked about Allfather, the head of the powerful organization known as the Grail. It sounds like there’s some disgusting scenes in store during the rest of the season. “He has a little wand to stick down his throat to make him throw up sometimes,” he said, via CBR. “There’s a scene where they eat a horse. It was one of our favorite characters from the comics and is truly just a bizarre character and we hope to make good on that promise.”
Preacher was created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and first published in 1995 by the DC imprint Vertigo to huge acclaim. It ran for a total of 75 issues, including several one-off specials and a limited series.
Preacher Season 3 continues this Sunday, July 22, with an episode titled “The Coffin.” It runs until August 24.