Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt in Marvel's 'Cloak & Dagger'. Picture: Supplied

Cloak & Dagger, Marvel's new series, is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers in New Orleans from very different backgrounds.

When they were younger, both survived the destruction of a Roxxon Corporation offshore lab during a hurricane - but now find themselves burdened by newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.

Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone can engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.

The first three episodes are now on Showmax in Africa, with the rest of the 10-episode season coming in weekly episodes express from the US.

At the time of writing, the series had an 86% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where it topped their preview of ‘Summer’s Supercharged Superhero TV: What’s Worth Watching.’

Vulture called it “the superhero show of the summer… Trust me. You won’t find a more gently realized, naturalistically performed, and moodily moving meta-human saga anywhere else on the dial. It’s a calm, dreamlike, blissfully tender take on the holes within us — be they caused by systemic injustice, familial collapse, self-medication, or any number of other supervillains — that no amount of radioactive mutation can fill.”