Despite recently quietly going into production, we’ve heard very little about Marvel Television and Hulu’s Helstrom, one of the two supernatural-themed shows Marvel was developing for the platform before the other, Ghost Rider, was scrapped last month – likely because there are cinematic plans for the character.
Despite this, Helstrom is still moving ahead, and thanks to an official press release from Marvel we finally know who will be playing the titular characters, and also have a synopsis for what the show will be about.
In Marvel’s Helstrom, 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 terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.
Tom Austen will star as Daimon Helstrom, a “professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist”, alongside Sydney Lemmon as Ana Helstrom, an auctioneer who “[hunts] down those who hurt others” with her brother after being traumatised by their father. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Marvel will play their mother, Victoria Helstrom, who has been “plagued by demons both real and imagined” and “institutionalized for twenty years”.
They’re joined by Robert Wisdom as Caretaker, “a guardian of knowledge of the occult”, June Carryl as Dr. Louise Hastings, “a psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind” and the “head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored”, Ariana Guerra as Gabriella Rosetti, who “arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession”, and Alain Uy as Chris Yen, “Ana’s business partner and her closest friend”.
So, what do you think? Are you a fan of the direction the series appears to be taking? Let us know below! Expect to see Helstrom land on Hulu sometime in 2020.