Hulu Announce Cast for Live-Action ‘Marvel’s Helstrom’ Series
Whilst news dropped a few days ago that Hulu would not be moving forward with the planned ‘Ghost Rider‘ series, ‘Marvel’s Helstrom‘, the other show which was announced at the same time is still going strong, and now has a cast attached.
‘Marvel’s Helstrom’ follows Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity – each with their attitude and skills.
Tom Austen (‘Grantchester’, ‘The Borgias’) take one of the two lead roles as Daimon Helstrom. He is a professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, and has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for, he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.
Sydney Lemmon (‘Succession’, ‘Fear of The Walking Dead’) lands the other leading role as Ana Helstrom. By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.
Elizabeth Marvel (‘Homeland’, ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’) will portray Victoria Helstrom, mother of Daimon and Ana. Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.
Robert Wisdom (‘Ballers’, ‘Watchmen’) will star as Caretaker, a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.
June Carryl (‘Mindhunter’, ‘Dead Women Walking’) portrays Dr. Louise Hastings, a psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind. Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored and has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can.
Ariana Guerra (‘Raising Dion’, ‘Insatiable’) plays Gabriella Rosetti. A woman balancing logic and faith, Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon.
Lastly, Alain Uy (‘The Passage’, ‘Paper Tigers’) stars as Chris Yen, Ana’s business partner and her closest friend, and some would say, surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house’s responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.
“We feel incredibly fortunate to have landed a cast loaded with this much talent,” commented series Executive Producer and Showrunner Paul Zbyszewski. “From the beginning, we knew we’d need a group of actors who were multifaceted, who could play all the chords any great Marvel show promises to play, from dramatic thriller to comedy to action. It’s going to be really fun to watch them work.”
The series, which marks Marvel’s first foray into terror, is executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, who serves as showrunner and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb. Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney Television Studios, co-produce the drama.
“Marvel Television is thrilled to have such an amazing cast that enriches Paul’s fantastic writing,” adds Loeb. “The ensemble is the perfect way to bring our audience into our Adventure into Fear franchise causing delicious nightmares of what’s to come!”
At the moment, it’s impossible to say where ‘Marvel’s Helstrom‘ will end up in the UK. Hulu and Marvel series have been split across networks, with ‘Runaways’ landing on Syfy, ‘Agents Of SHIELD’ on E4, and ‘Cloak and Dagger’ going to Amazon Prime UK. Other Hulu properties have also gone to Amazon along with Channel 4, so they really could end up anywhere. For the US, the series is slated for debut in 2020 on Hulu.
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