HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that Canadian television director Amanda Row has joined the group of directors helming episodes of the Marvel Television series Helstrom that will air on the streaming service Hulu.
In Marvel’s Helstrom, Daimon (aka Son of Satan) and Ana Helstrom (aka Satana) are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.
Row’s credits include Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (recently cancelled by Marvel/Freeform), Nancy Drew, Siren, and Shadowhunters.
She isn’t the only director with Marvel experience working on the comic book show as we recently revealed that director Michael Offer, who worked on an episode of The Punisher (season two) is also directing on Helstrom.
Filming on Helstrom began last month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Marvel officially announced the cast recently and gave character descriptions, which should give some insight into the show.
Tom Austen (Grantchester, The Borgias) as Daimon Helstrom — A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.
Sydney Lemmon (Succession, Fear The Walking Dead) as Ana Helstrom — By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.
Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, The Meyerowitz Stories) as Victoria Helstrom — Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.
Robert Wisdom (Ballers, Watchmen) as Caretaker — Caretaker is a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.
June Carryl (Mindhunter, Dead Women Walking) as Dr. Louise Hastings — A psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind, Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored. She has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can.
Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion, Insatiable) as Gabriella Rosetti — A woman balancing logic and faith, Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon.
Alain Uy (The Passage, Paper Tigers) as Chris Yen — Yen is Ana’s business partner and her closest friend — some would say surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house’s responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.
Helstrom might be the final live-action series from the Jeph Loeb era of Marvel Television as the head of the division is reportedly leaving the company this month after Kevin Feige has been promoted to Marvel’s chief creative officer.
Feige will now officially oversee film, television, animation, and publications divisions at Marvel. The assumption has been that future live-action shows will be hard-canon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and have direct plot/character consequences to the films (something fans had assumed the Loeb shows would have done).
Disney now holds a controlling interest in Hulu and is expected to become the streaming home for FX shows along with other mature content.
We suspect that the series will be ready to be streamed on Hulu sometime in 2020.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT