Earlier this year, Marvel announced plans to explore a new corner of the MCU on Hulu with new TV shows headlined by Ghost Rider and Helstrom. Unfortunately, those plans seem to have hit a major speedbump. Deadline brings word that Hulu has decided not to move forward with the Ghost Rider series.
The show would have featured Gabriel Luna reprising his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. role as Robbie Reyes. The fourth season of that show introduced Robbie as the successor to Johnny Blaze, the original Spirit of Vengeance. Apparently, the spinoff’s producers, led by showrunner Ingrid Escajeda, reached a “creative impasse” with Hulu. With this, the show is currently dead. Deadline’s report suggests there’s a chance that it could be shopped around elsewhere. However, it’s also hard to imagine a macabre series like Ghost Rider finding a home on any of Marvel’s other go-to platforms like Freeform or Disney+.
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To call this news a shock would be a vast understatement. Just last month, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb spoke enthusiastically about the House of Ideas’ future on the small screen. Ghost Rider and Helstrom were to be the first offerings of what Loeb referred to as Marvel’s “Adventure Into Fear,” indicating that other horror-themed shows were in the works as well.
Surprisingly, Robbie Reyes’ fate isn’t having any effect on the status of Marvel’s Helstrom series. Deadline insists that that show is still “on track,” but we’ll have to stay tuned for more updates.
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