A new era of Marvel TV series is truly beginning. Aside from all the pizzazz surrounding the Disney+ shows, there’s plenty reason to be excited for the ones over at the Hulu end. Among these is the devil-centric Marvel’s Helstrom.
The show centres around the fiendish sibling duo of Daimon and Ana Helstrom, who are the half-devil children of an enigmatic serial killer, whose identity is one of their main goals in the show’s story.
Recently, Hulu unveiled the cast of Marvel’s Helstrom (via Deadline), along with their official descriptions, revealing an ensemble cast featuring a mix of industry newcomers and veterans.
Leading the line are Tom Austen (Grantchester, Misfits) and Sydney Lemmon (Succession, Fear the Walking Dead) as Daimon and Ana Helstrom respectively. Daimon is described as “a professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist”, while his sister Ana “runs a successful auction house… but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others.”
Joining Austen and Lemmon are Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, House of Cards), who plays Daimon and Ana’s psychotic mother, Victoria Helstrom; June Carryl (Mindhunter) as Victoria’s psychologist, Dr. Louise Hastings.
Robert Wisdom (The Dark Knight Rises) will star as Caretaker, a “guardian of knowledge of the occult” and also a close friend of Ana; Ariana Guerra (Candy Jar) will take on the role of Gabriella Rosetti, an ally to Daimon and Dr. Hastings in “uncovering cases of demonic possession”; and Alain Uy (True Detective) will play as Chris Yen, Ana’s “business partner and closest friend.”
Ghost Rider cancellation aside, Marvel’s Helstrom is shaping up to be a genuine horror-focused Marvel TV show. Other Hulu projects still in the pipeline include Howard the Duck, MODOK, Hit Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler and The Offenders.
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