That’s right, Hulu is coming up with some more Marvel shows for us to enjoy. This time, we’re going darker with TV versions of Ghost Rider and Helstrom.
Ghost Rider will follow Robbie Reyes, a man who lives along the Texas/Mexico border who, after being consumed by hell fire, defends the innocent. Gabriel Luna will reprise his role as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider, but it will be a different iteration of the character than the version he played on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
“This story hits every note for me — my love for grounded yet conflicted characters and my desire to scare the shit out of people,” Ingrid Escajeda, executive producer and showrunner for Ghost Rider, said in a statement. “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.”
In 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.
“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 executive producer and Helstrom show runner Paul 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.”
However, as with the other TV shows besides Agent Carter, these shows will not crossover into the MCU.
No word yet as to when we could expect these shows, but it makes for an interesting strategy, given that Disney is splitting its content between Hulu and Disney+. Trying to make sure it’s not piling all its eggs into one basket, one would suppose.