The Spirit of Vengeance is back. Marvel has announced live-action TV series for Ghost Rider and Helstrom are coming to Hulu in 2020.
Produced by Ingrid Escajeda, Paul Zbyszewski and Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Ghost Rider will “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 to control the power he wields.”
Escajeda, who will also serve as showrunner, had this to say about the upcoming series:
“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.”
It’s unclear at this point if Gabriel Luna, who portrayed Reyes in ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, will be involved with the series.
Marvel’s Helstrom will focus on Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the son and daughter of a mysterious serial killer. The siblings have a complicated relationship as they hunt down the worst of humanity.
Paul Zbyszewski, who will produce and serve as showrunner, spoke about his excitement for Helstrom:
“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 Zbyszewski, “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.”
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