Today Hulu held its Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, where during its presentation, it announced two new Marvel live action series and the third season of The Runaways.
Here are the official details:
Marvel and Hulu Expand Partnership With Two New Live-Action Series
The Spirits of Vengeance are coming! In an expanded partnership, Marvel Television will bring two new live-action series to Hulu from a unique corner of the Marvel universe. The iconic adventures into fear properties, Marvel’s Ghost Rider and Marvel’s Helstrom are slated to debut on Hulu in 2020.
Marvel’s Ghost Rider, also known as Robbie Reyes, is a quintessential antihero, 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. Marvel’s Ghost Rider is executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer in Marvel’s Helstrom. 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.
Both series are co-productions with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios and join the upcoming season three of Marvel’s Runaways and recently announced adult animated series based on the popular Marvel Television characters including Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K, Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard The Duck, which will culminate in a special event, Marvel’s The Offenders.
It’s unclear if the new Ghost Rider series will be a spin-off from Agents of Shield, which saw actor Gabriel Luna play Robbie Reyes in Season 4 of the show, or its a new rebooted version of it.
*UPDATE* Gabriel Luna has been confirmed to be playing Ghost Rider but it will also be a reboot.
Having multiple Marvel series coming to Hulu is certainly an interesting development, considering only last week, Disney’s Kevin Mayer said that everything going through brands like Marvel would be coming to Disney+, eventually. As they may have to go through other windows, which could mean going to Hulu first, especially if these shows are rated above PG-13.
And if these new shows are more adult focused and a way of offering a style more similar to those seen on Netflix, this should help keep mature Marvel fans happy.
Are you excited for the new Marvel shows on Hulu?