It appears that Marvel’s upcoming Helstrom series will be shortlived. According to insider Daniel Richtman, the series was already canceled before airing a single episode.
Richtman reported on his Patreon that the show was canceled ahead of the series premiere. However, the Marvel Television series is still planned to debut on Hulu sometime this year.
Tuesday morning, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Marvel canceled the overall deals for two of their showrunners due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The two individuals in question being Steve Lightfoot, who ran The Punisher on Netflix, and Paul Zbyszewski, who was the showrunner on Helstrom.
An additional nail in the series’ coffin was Jeph Loeb exiting Marvel Television. In October, Kevin Feige was promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Marvel, putting him in charge of creative direction across the board, including television. The series was initially ordered under the control of Loeb while Feige typically tries to keep all Marvel properties connected under the MCU.
Helstrom was initially picked up by Hulu alongside a live-action Ghost Rider series, which would have seen Gabriel Luna reprise his role as the Spirit of Vengeance. Ghost Rider was dropped by the streamer before any filming had begun. Principal photography had reportedly wrapped on Helstrom earlier this year, so this is most likely why it will still air on Hulu. Currently, the 10 episode series does not have an official premiere date beyond the latter half of 2020.
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Helstrom will be released on Hulu in 2020.
The series stars Tom Austen as Daimon Helstrom, Sydney Lemmon as Ana Helstrom and Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria Helstrom
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