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Hulu Announces Live-Action Marvel's Ghost Rider and Helstrom Series

Hulu is extending its stay in the MCU

Amanda Bell

Hulu is continuing to ramp up its offerings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, adding live-action Ghost Rider and Helstrom series to its original programming plans for 2020.

The streaming service announced Wednesday that the Spirits of Vengeance are set to arrive on the platform next year in two new live-action shows. Marvel's Ghost Rider is in the hands of executive producer and showrunner Ingrid Escajeda, while Marvel's Helstrom is being executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, who will also serve as showrunner.

According to Variety, actor Gabriel Luna will once again suit up as Ghost Rider for the series, after portraying the character in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.for ABC. However, Luna's version for Hulu is expected to have no connection to his previous turn in the role.

The Ghost Rider comics series (which also inspired Nicolas Cage's much-maligned cinematic turn as the flame-headed anti-hero) centers on Robbie Reyes, a motorcycle enthusiast who is bound to a demon but dishes out vengeance against those who harm the innocent. Meanwhile, Helstrom features Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the children of a powerful serial killer who also take it upon themselves to put an end to humanity's nastiest people.

The two shows will join a rapidly growing slate of series Hulu has with Marvel. The streaming service recently picked up Marvel's Runaways for a third season and announced a whopping four adult-oriented animated series based on the characters M.O.D.O.K, Hit-Monkey, Tigra and Dazzler, and Howard the Duck, with plans to culminate those individual series with a special event called Marvel's The Offenders.

The streaming service also picked up The Dropout, starring Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Holmes; an adaptation of Liane Moriarty's Nine Perfect Strangers starring and executive-produced by Nicole Kidman; and a cooking show starring Chrissy Teigen and David Chang.


Gabriel Luna, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jennifer Clasen, ABC