The Rider will return.
Entertainment Weekly reports Hulu has commissioned two new live action series based on Marvel properties: Ghost Rider and Helstrom.
The former, to be executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, sees Gabriel Luna return as Robbie Reyes, the East L.A. kid who became possessed by the Spirit of Vengeance after a close encounter with someone who may or may not have been Johnny Blaze. Luna played Robbie in the fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to some acclaim. In his last appearance, he took his uncle to Hell and made Coulson (Clark Gregg) give up his second life to save the day. The series will pick up with Robbie living on the Texas/Mexico border.
It is possible the series will be something of a reboot for the character, but with Luna returning, we hope it is a continuation of his S.H.I.E.L.D. story.
Helstrom will focus on Daimon and Ana Helstrom; described as “the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer.” Considering Daimon Hellstrom is literally the Son of Satan in Marvel Comics stories, we expect the Helstrom siblings will discover something quite damning about their father. S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Paul Zbyszewski will run the show in addition to serving as an EP on Ghost Rider. Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb will serve as an executive producer on both shows.
The announcements solidify Hulu as the home of Marvel’s darker and more mature characters. Between Runaways, the four Offenders animated series, Ghost Rider, Helstrom and being the streaming home of Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger, the platform has a pretty great Marvel portfolio. Hopefully, it means the cancelled Netflix shows will find a place there once their non-compete clauses expire in two years.
Ghost Rider and Helstrom will debut on Hulu in 2020.