Hulu is now out of live-action Marvel series, canceling “Helstrom” after just one season.
The cancelation now leaves the upcoming animated show “M.O.D.O.K.” with Patton Oswalt as the last pre-Kevin Feige Marvel TV series.
“Helstrom” was based on the Marvel comic “Hellstrom,” which centered on Damion Helstrom, aka the Son of Satan. In Hulu’s version, Daimon and Ana (who goes by Satana in the comic) Helstrom were the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings had a complicated dynamic as they tracked down the terrorizing worst of humanity.
“Homeland” alum Elizabeth Marvel starred as their mother, Victoria, who had been institutionalized for the last 20 years. The series also starred Ariana Guerra, Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and Alain Uy.
“Helstrom” was ordered to series last year along with “Ghost Rider,” which was set to see Gabriel Luna reprise his role from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” However, the series was shelved following creative differences and a larger corporate shift. In October 2019, Marvel TV was moved under Marvel Studios and Feige, who was named chief creative officer across all of Marvel. Since then, Jeph Loeb stepped down as head of Marvel TV and all future development was shuttered.
Since then, Marvel Studios has taken over the TV development, and with last week’s addition of “Secret Invasion,” “Armor Wars” and “Ironheart,” it now has 11 series that stream on Disney+. The first, “WandaVision,” debuts next month.