HN Entertainment can confirm that Irish television director Jim O’Hanlon has joined Marvel TV Studios’ upcoming series Helstrom which is currently in the final stretches of production in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

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.

Jim directed three episodes of now-cancelled Marvel series The Punisher on Netflix including the first two episodes (in my opinion the best) of the second season.


He joins a lovely mix of directors working on the series which includes a bunch of names we’ve exclusively reported before on such as Diana Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale), Michael Offer (The Punisher, Homeland), Amanda Row (Cloak & Dagger), Jovanka Vuckovic (Riot Girls), Sanford Bookstaver (Jessica Jones), Bill Roe (The Blacklist, Castle), Cherie Nowlan (Suits, How To Get Away With Murder), and Kevin Tancharoen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). 

Tom Austen (The Borgias) and Sydney Lemmon (Succession, Fear The Walking Dead) will be leading the series as the two Helstrom siblings.

Here is a rundown of the cast and the characters via Marvel

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 was spared being killed during the transition of Kevin Feige taking over the television division being Marvel’s new chief creative officer, while Gabriel Luna’s Ghost Rider series for Hulu wasn’t so lucky.

Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb will be exiting the company and it was recently rebranded as Marvel TV Studios. 

The Marvel series is expected to air on Hulu later this year. 


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