An honours professor and enigmatic demon hunter reunite with his alienated sister to take on a ruthless demonic entity in the trailer for Helstrom, a forthcoming horror series based on Marvel Comics characters. The 10-episode series premières on Hulu following month.
Helstrom: What All Fans Know About The Series?
Helstrom has a complicated back story. As announced in 2019, Hulu declared the progress of two new Marvel-centric series, Ghost Rider (with Gabriel Luna returning to play his role from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Helstrom. The series was meant to beat off a standalone “Adventure into Fear” franchise that would induce a chilling horror component to the Marvel recipe.
Ghost Rider soon dropped by the wayside, and by December 2019, Marvel Television was not operational. That makes Helstrom the single survivor of the imagined horror-based franchise. Shooting completed in March, precisely before the COVID-19 pandemic prompted most Hollywood productions to crumble to a pause. Showrunner Paul Zbyszewski’s agreement finished in April, but he waited on for postproduction.
Helstrom: What should you know about The Brother-Sister Duo?
The series centers on two characters from Marvel Comics. Daimon Helstrom (the son of Satan) who ultimately grew as a recurring character in The Defenders. The other lead is his sister, Satana. She encompasses the mysticism and her paternal ancestry while Daimon decides to defend humanity.
By the official assumption: “The world isn’t fit for a Helstrom family get-together. As the son and daughter of a dark and ruthless serial killer. Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon). And their complex dynamics, as they hunt down the poorest of humanity each with their attitude and skills.”
Helstrom: What Are The Expectations With The Series?
The first teaser came out in July at Comic-Con@Home. And the overall pitch was much in line with the oft-delayed The New Mutants. It was another effort to draw elements of horror to the superhero genre. The New Mutants premiered a few weeks ago. Even though numerous theatres remain shut, presumably, there were consensual reasons the movie couldn’t release on Hulu or Disney+. It mostly gained mixed reviews and thus far has only earned about $35 million upon a budget that purportedly was among $67 million and $80 million.
Let’s wish Helstrom checks a bit better. Since the streaming television is keeping us all balanced in these odd times and horror is matching the October fare. Along with, Austen and Lemmon, Helstrom stars Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria (Daimon and Ana’s mother). She lives in an institution for 20 years.
Also, there is Robert Wisdom as a Caretaker (a demon-fighting custodian of the occult). There is June Carryl as Louise Hastings, (leader of the psychiatric institution having Victoria) and Ariana Guerra as Gabriella Rossetti.
Helstrom: What Hints Does The Trailer Provide Us?
The trailer begins with a voiceover from the Caretaker. “For centuries, we’ve battled and kept a record of things that move in and out of this world. The most threatening ones, we find a way to restrain. This is one of the worst ever”. Then we notice Daimon attend his mother in the institution except she seems possessed by a demonic entity. Cue Peter Gabriel’s “My Body Is a Cage” plays, as we see Daimon tell Ana on the phone. He tells her that whatever the thing is inside their mother, it’s getting more powerful.
Caretaker and Louise Hastings aren’t sure if it’s a great idea to reassemble the siblings. But as Caretaker points out, they’re bargaining with “a demon so strong it could clean out all of mankind”. So maybe it’s worth the hazard.
Helstrom will premiere on Hulu on October 16, 2020.