EXCLUSIVE: ‘Punisher/Homeland’ Director Michael Offer Joins Marvel Series ‘Helstrom’

HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that Australian television director Michael Offer has joined the Marvel Television/Hulu series Helstrom.

The occult horror series will be led by Tom Austen (The Borgias) as Daimon Helstrom aka Son of Satan and Sydney Lemmon (Fear The Walking Dead) as Ana Helstrom aka Satana.

In Marvel’s Helstrom, Daimon and Ana Helstrom 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.

Michael is no stranger to the world of Marvel shows as he directed the eighth episode in season two of the Netflix series The Punisher.

Offer’s list of television credits also includes How To Get Away With Murder, Homeland, Longmire, Person of Interest, Arrow, and The Unit.

Production on Helstrom began earlier this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Here are the official character descriptions that Marvel released when announcing the cast.

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.

Marvel Television itself is in a tricky position with the division head Jeph Loeb reportedly exiting by Thanksgiving and Kevin Feige’s big promotion as Marvel’s chief creative officer, which includes overseeing the television side of the company (along with the film, publishing, and animation divisions as well).

Helstrom seemingly was too deep in production stages to be cancelled, but the Ghost Rider series starring Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate) wasn’t as lucky as it was killed recently.

It’s currently unknown if Helstrom will survive beyond the first season.

Hulu hasn’t revealed when Helstrom will drop on the streaming service but late 2020 is a good bet.


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