Filming is underway in Louisiana for a new TV series from Marvel. Louisiana Entertainment Executive Director Chris Stelly says they’re very excited to have the Marvel brand in Louisiana. He says the new show is a spinoff from a Marvel classic, The Spectacular Spider-Man.

“It is based upon a comic book called Cloak & Dagger. This duo premiered in one of the Spiderman issues and ultimately became their own thing,” Stelly said.

Stelly says crews began filming the pilot episode this week, and they’ll continue production for a 10 episode run. He says they’ll be filming in New Orleans and likely in other areas of the state as well. He hopes this encourages more production crews to choose the Bayou State as their filming destination.

“Televisions is really, really good, and this is just a really exciting project for the state. We’re excited to have it,” Stelly said.

Stelly says television production tends to be in the state longer than a feature film. He adds that they employ Louisiana residents for a longer period of time, usually 8 to 10 months out of the year. He says there’s also the potential to pick up year after year.

“We’re very excited about the long term employment opportunity and the long term opportunities that this TV series in particular hold for the state,” Stelly said.

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will air on the Freeform network after production is completed.