When Marvel Television’s partnership with Netflix came to an end and cancelled some favorite’s such as DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST and THE PUNISHER, fans quickly learned that the streaming team up was not done. They had teamed up with Hulu for a number of new original series, including Hit-Monkey, Tigra & Dazzler, and M.O.D.O.K.
But thanks to Jeph Loeb, there is now new and exciting information as what’s to come with the Marvel and Hulu partnership and specifically whats to come for Ghost Rider and Helstrom.
Recently while speaking with Deadline, Loeb said that the horror filled shows will fall under a banner called “Adventure Into Fear,” Now for comic books fans who are wondering why this may sound familiar, it is because that name shared by a Marvel Comics title from the 1970s. Loeb also spoke on that while negotiations where happening with Hulu they realized “there were three or four shows that” could fit under the “Adventure into Fear” banner. Now of course two of these are obviously the ones we know of GHOST RIDER and HELSTROM, Loeb confirmed there are still a couple of shows that have yet to be “revealed to the world.”
Finally, even though most will classify this collection of Marvel series as horror (i.e Marvel knights), Loeb said that isn’t the term he’d use, because mainly horror is a bit too broad of a description.
“No, it’s terror, because when you say horror, it means so many different things……What we love is the notion of how we can present a Marvel hero who was truly feared and truly believed that they were a monster, but that, as the stories go on, they realize, oh, I’m the hero of the story, I’m not the villain of the story.” Loeb spoke on how the shows would be different from those that are filled with guts and gore.
When Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes walked into another dimension during the last episode of the “Ghost Rider” portion of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D many of us were left wondering if we would see the rider ever again. Now our questions have been answered and this time he is getting his own series on Hulu. Luna is set to reprise his role as Robbie Reyes as well.
Hulu announced that new Ghost Rider and Helstrom series are both in the works as part of its growing partnership with Marvel Television, with both shows set to premiere in 2020.
Helstrom, will focus on Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the son and daughter of “a mysterious and powerful serial killer,” who track down “the terrorizing worst of humanity.” For those familiar with the comics, Daimon Hellstrom, a.k.a. Hellstorm, is the literal son of Satan, so its not 100% certain that this series will follow along those lines.
This is going to make MANY people, including this writer pretty excited, Squirrel Girl will officially be on your television screen soon.
The TV adaptation of Marvel’s “New Warriors” has been given a straight-to-series order at Freeform, Marvel announced Wednesday. The series will mark Marvel’s first live-action scripted comedy show.
The network has ordered ten 30-minute episodes slated to debut in 2018. The series is about six young people with powers living and working together. They want to make a difference in the world, even if their powers are not quite as impressive as those of The Avengers. They will have to learn to use their abilities to help people while also struggling with growing up.
The series will feature fan-favorite Squirrel Girl, a.k.a Doreen Green. She is confident and has the powers of a squirrel, meaning she’s acrobatic, can fight and talk to other squirrels. Her most important trait is that she has faith in people and teaches them to believe in themselves
This is the second Marvel series order at Freeform. The network also has Marvel’s “Cloak & Dagger” underway, which will star Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt.
“’Marvel’s New Warriors’ have always been fan favorites and now particularly with the addition of Squirrel Girl, they are Marvel Television favorites as well,” said Marvel’s head of television and series executive producer Jeph Loeb. “After the amazing experience we’ve had with Freeform on ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ we can’t think of a better place for our young heroes.”
The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios. Loeb will executive produce along with Jim Chory.