Marvel has officially announced they are moving forward with two new live-action series on Hulu, those shows will be Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes version) and Helstrom. The latter would focus on Daimon Helstrom aka Son of Satan and Ana Helstrom aka Satana.
There is a good chance that these shows could be the first sign Marvel is looking towards tackling The Midnight Son or Spirits of Vengeance as they’re finally tackling the horror side of Marvel Comics. It could mean that Blade, Werewolf By Night, and Hannibal King could be the next wave of characters getting the television treatment at Hulu as the streaming service allows them to adapt more mature/violent characters from the horror side of the comic books.
While there isn’t word who will play the Helstrom kids, there is a chance that Gabriel Luna could reprise the Robbie Reyes roll. He’s been teasing on social media a possible return to the role.
— Gabriel Luna (@IamGabrielLuna) May 1, 2019
Below is the full press release by Marvel.
The Spirits of Vengeance are coming!
“Marvel’s Ghost-Rider” and “Marvel’s Helstrom” make their way to Hulu in 2020, as Marvel Television and Hulu expand their partnership with the addition of these two new live-action series based on fear properties.
“Marvel’s Ghost Rider” centers on Robbie Reyes, the quintessential antihero, who lives on the Texas/Mexico border, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. When he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles controlling the power he wields. “Marvel’s Ghost Rider” is executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be handed the reins to a Marvel character as beloved as GHOST RIDER. This story hits every note for me—my love for grounded yet conflicted characters and my desire to scare the $&!# out of people! It’s important to me to find a take that thrills existing fans as well as wider audiences and I believe we’ve done just that,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Ingrid Escajeda.
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer in “Marvel’s Helstrom.” The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity—each with their attitude and skills. “Marvel’s Helstrom” is executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, who will serve as showrunner and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb.
“As a lifelong Marvel fan, I feel incredibly fortunate to help bring this darker, thrilling corner of the comic book universe to life, and I’m just grateful to everyone at Marvel Television and Hulu for the opportunity,” said Paul Zbyszewski, Executive Producer and Showrunner. “Marvel’s known for all the heart, humor, and action they put into every series, but this time around we’re adding some scares to that mix. I think we’ve found a compelling way to dissect some of our deepest fears through the experiences of our two lead characters.”
“We’re thrilled Hulu will be moving into a new—admittedly chilling—corner of the Marvel Universe with GHOST RIDER and HELSTROM. Paul and Ingrid are crafting gripping adventures into fear that live in our SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE cornerstone.”
Both series are co-productions with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios and join the upcoming third season of “Marvel’s Runaways” and recently announced adult animated series based on the popular Marvel Television characters including “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” “Marvel’s Hit Monkey,” “Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show,” and “Marvel’s Howard the Duck,” which will culminate in a special event, “Marvel’s The Offenders.”