Hulu Cancels Helstrom After One Season
Helstrom and Ghost Rider were supposed to launch a new line of Marvel horror series on Hulu. However, Hulu cancelled Ghost Rider during preproduction over creative differences. Now, Helstrom has been cancelled as well, after its one and only season.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news about Helstrom‘s demise. It was loosely based on Marvel’s Son of Satan comics from the ’70s; which featured Damion Hellstrom and his sister, Satana. Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon headlined the TV show as Damion and Ana. In this incarnation, the Helstrom siblings were the children of a serial killer and their insane mother, Victoria (Elizabeth Marvel). They also devoted their time to tracking down “the worst of humanity.”
Robert Wisdom also co-stared in the series as Caretaker; a character originally created for the ’90s Ghost Rider comic. Additionally, Ariana Guerra appeared as Gabriella Rosetti, with June Carryl as Dr. Louise Hastings, and Alain Uy as Chris Yen.
Helstrom is also the final live-action TV series executive produced by Jeph Loeb. Until late last year, Loeb was in charge of Marvel TV, and he was the man behind Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, and other comic-inspired shows. However, Marvel TV was folded into Marvel Studios, and the vast majority of upcoming TV series are now coming out through Disney+.
Regardless, there are still two animated Marvel TV series that have yet to debut. Hulu’s animated M.O.D.O.K. and Hit-Monkey will debut later this year.
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