Ghost Rider and Hellstrom coming to Hulu!
Gabriel Luna reprises role as Robbie Reyes!
The Marvel Universe is spreading like a wildfire as Marvel and Hulu announce the expansion of their partnership by introducing two new Live-Action shows! The Spirits of Vengence: Ghost Rider and Helstrom are set to debut on the Streaming platform in 2020.
The antihero Ghost Rider, also known as Robbie Reyes is consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and when he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields. The series will be executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb. This isn’t the first time Ghost Rider has had the Live-Action treatment, in 2007 Sony and Marvel teamed up to make the first Ghost Rider film with Johnny Blaze (Which was portrayed by Nicholas Cage); then the sequel (In most cases nobody ever mentions, I guess because of the flaming piss question). Ghost Rider came back to the Marvel Universe in 2016 on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This time, he went by the Robbie Reyes version of the character played by Gabriel Luna. No word yet on whether or not the S.H.I.E.L.D. version of Ghost Rider will be associated with the new Hulu series.
Onto the other Live-Action show coming to Hulu, Marvel’s Helstrom: Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing 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’s Jeph Loeb.
Helstrom shares some similarities to the Marvel comic book character Daimon Hellstrom who was also known as Hellstorm and the Son of Satan. He first appeared in the Ghost Rider comics before getting his own Son of Satan series. He has demonic abilities and the ability to travel back and forth between hell. In the comics, he has a sister named Satana — which is probably why his sister is named Ana in the Hulu series. It will be interesting to see how close the new series will be to the comics.
The Helstrom siblings and Ghost Rider live in the same world in the comics so it is almost certain there will be crossover between the two series — and they may even appear in Runaways. Either way, it is clear that Hulu is embracing its inner occult.