Marvel Comics has announced that it’s partnered with streaming service Hulu to produce new live-action series based on the Ghost Rider and Helstrom comic books.
Ghost Rider Executive Producer & Showrunner Ingrid Escajeda said: “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.”
Helstrom Executive Producer & Showrunner Paul Zbyszewski said: “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. 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.”
Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb added: “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.”
Actor Gabriel Luna is set to play Ghost Rider‘s lead role of “Robbie Reyes”, the character’s alter-ego.
Ghost Rider and Helstrom are both expected to debut sometime next year, exclusively on Hulu.
Ghost Rider Synopsis:
Robbie Reyes, the quintessential antihero, who 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.
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 worst of humanity – each with their attitude and skills.