As Marvel gearing up to release their MCU’s TV series on Disney+, HULU is also preparing to launch its own Marvel TV universe. The streaming service released today plot details for HELSTROM, their upcoming television series based on Marvel’s comic book series about Satan’s spawn and hunters of the supernatural who trained both in the art of magic. However, the HULU show will depict the siblings as the son and daughter of “a mysterious and powerful serial killer,” as they track down “the terrorizing worst of humanity”.
Episode 1: Mother’s Little Helpers
Daimon Helstrom investigates a possessed young boy in Oregon. Meanwhile in San Francisco, Ana Helstrom stages an auction to expose a criminal. Disturbing events at St. Teresa’s cause concern as the siblings estranged Mother remains hospitalized.
Written By: Paul Zbyszewski. Directed By: Daina Reed
Episode 2: Viaticum
A horrific accident leads Daimon and Gabriella fighting to save a man’s soul, while a darker force attempts to stop them. Meanwhile, Yen’s relationship with his work takes a dark turn towards obsession, and a discovery leads Ana back to St. Teresa’s.
Written By: Blair Butler. Directed By: Anders Engstrom
Episode 3: The One Who Got Away
Daimon and Ana learn more about the destruction their father left in his wake. With Gabriella, they pay a visit to a potential victim and find themselves in deeper than they ever could have imagined. Hastings shocks Caretaker with a stunning revelation.
Written By: Marcus Dalzine. Directed By: Michael Offer
Episode 4: Containment
A demonic enemy brings together an unusual group. Daimon and Ana travel to San Francisco in search of Yen and an artifact that may help defeat the enemy. Ana tells Daimon about her extracurricular activities, and Gabriella’s faith is attacked.
Written By: Sheila Wilson. Directed By: Amanda Row
Episode 105: Committed
Things are not what they seem as Mother’s health sharply declines. As Ana searches for Yen, Gabriella offers counsel to a student struggling to understand how demons live among us. Daimon makes a discovery that is truly a matter of life and death.
Written By: Matt Morgan & Ian Sobel. Directed By: Jovanka Vuckovic
Elizabeth Marvel revealed to comicbook.com what fans should expect from the show.
“I think it’s, I wouldn’t say it’s too scary or scarier than a lot of the territory explored in, you know, something like Daredevil or a lot of shows and movies that are out there can get dark, but it’s just different. It’s a different kind of story, a different kind of fear, a different kind of playing out of similar elements. But, you know, I spend a lot of time climbing on walls and flying. So there’s still a lot of the same, the same sort of elements are used in this story. It’s just to a different kind of purpose. I think people will find satisfaction with some of the familiar of what they really love in this world. And then they’ll be encouraged to open new doors and to whole different wings of this giant building of Marvel that they’ve never been in before, which I think is going to be really fun because I think that the Marvel world it’s so huge, but it’s been sort of kept in one centralized zone. And now we’re saying, ‘Come over here with us to this whole new section,’ and I think it’ll be a great pleasure for people to do that.”
Helstrom begins to broadcast on October 16. The show will feature Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon will play Daimon and Ana Helstrom respectively. Ariana Guerra stars as Gabriella Rosetti, June Carryl as Dr. Louise Hastings, Alain Uy as Chris Yen, Robert Wisdom as Caretaker, and Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria Helstrom, the siblings’ mother.
Daimon Hellstrom made his first appearance in Ghost Rider #1 (Sept. 1973). The character received his own series , “Son of Satan”, in Marvel Spotlight #12–24 (Oct. 1973 – Oct. 1975)[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9XTA2DkHm4&w=768&h=432]