'Cloak & Dagger' season 2 first look: 'Mayhem' continues when the Marvel series returns in 2019
Based on the teasers, fans can make an educated guess about O'Reilly's serious involvement with the plot in season 2 and her ultimately assuming the comic-apt moniker Mayhem.
What started out as two teens coming to terms with their superpowers while dealing with their personal baggage, culminated into the events of an epic cliffhanger in the final episode of Marvel's 'Cloak & Dagger', titled "Colony Collapse". For the titular heroes Tandy and Tyrone, forced into joining hands by the antagonizing forces taking over New Orleans, there was a major role-reversal in store and a new villain in the form of a newly resurrected Brigid O’Reilly.
Based on the clues and the teasers dropped so far, one can make an educated guess about O'Reilly's serious involvement with the plot in season 2 and her ultimately assuming the comic-apt moniker Mayhem - a theme that was reiterated in the freshly-released 'Cloak & Dagger' poster.
In addition to confirming our worst fears, a Mayhem-shaped terror in the upcoming season of the Marvel series, the new 'Cloak & Dagger' teaser also had some details regarding the premiere of season 2. It might have been just a week since the series wrapped up its first season, but going by the latest details, it won't be long before the show returns on Freeform in the spring of 2019.
"They're on opposite sides of the coin again," executive producer Joe Pokaski had said earlier teasing the fate of Tandy and Tyrone as they swap living conditions in the finale episode of season 1. "Now that they've come into their own, season two is about becoming vigilantes in earnest and how do you do that in the real world. It's really about social justice, learning how to stand up and potentially standing up too much where you cross the line and become a villain yourself," he continued.
Interestingly, Pokaski had some insight to share about a certain O'Reilly as well, who most likely will have a change of heart the next time she is seen wandering the streets of New Orleans.
"We see someone that looks a lot like O'Reilly coming out of the water so that's obviously something we're leaning into from the Cloak & Dagger mythology," Pokaski said. "It's been interesting for us to set up Brigid O'Reilly as the friend to Cloak and Dagger in season one and then in season two she will be something slightly different."
It's safe to say that if and when O'Reilly assumes a villainous role in the narrative - most likely as Mayhem from the comics - she is going to unleash terror in the city. Whether or not her character will be completely antagonistic or lean towards the anti-hero remains to be seen. But one thing is certain, combined with her feisty personality and her tragedy - her boyfriend was killed and stuffed in the refrigerator - O'Reilly's villainy is going to be something to watch out for.
"I think we gave her her own personality. And not enough can be said about Emma Lahana who understood that and brought it to the screen with two episodes without saying a word,” added the showrunner.