As Avengers: Endgame continues its record-shattering run in theaters, Marvel is already ? on to the next one ?; well, two in this case. It’s partnering with Hulu to debut two live-action series next year: Marvel’s Ghost Rider and Marvel’s Helstrom.
Marvel’s Ghost Rider “centers on Robbie Reyes, played by Gabriel Luna (Terminator: Dark Fate, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), 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 controlling the power he wields,” according to Marvel.com. The show will be executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb, and Ingrid Escajeda, who will also serve as showrunner.
“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be handed the reins to a Marvel character as beloved as Ghost Rider,” Escajeda says. “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.”
Marvel’s Helstrom will focus on Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the “son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills,” according to Marvel. The show is executive produced by Zbyszewski, who will serve as showrunner, and Loeb.
“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,” Zbyszewski says. “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.”