Marvel Television and Hulu have revealed that the Ghost Rider and Helstrom television shows will now be name “Adventure Into Fear” instead of “Spirits of Vengeance” as their previously announced.
“We always knew that we were going to do something with Ghost Rider, we were just waiting for the right place to put it. Then we started having the same conversation, which was there is in the comic book world the Spirit of Vengeance, and they are this sort of unusual group of characters, which involve Ghost Rider, which involve Helstrom, which involve Helstrom’s sister, Anna,” Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb told Deadline. “We suddenly saw that there were three or four shows that we could put together that we now refer to as ‘Adventure into Fear’.”
Adventure into Fear is a horror comic book series published from November 1970 through December 1975. The comic book series were written by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, and penciled by Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Paul Reinman, and Joe Sinnott. The Comics horror title focused primarily on stories featuring Man-Thing and Morbius.
“No, it’s terror, because when you say horror, it means so many different things,” Loeb explained. “There’s everything from Saw, which is the last thing that we want to do, gore-fest kind of thing to there’s a monster running around. 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. That’s not something we’ve ever done before.”
Gabriel Luna will reprise his role as Ghost Rider in the upcoming Marvel-Hulu TV Series. The character will be completely different from Luna’s version of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. HULU’s Ghost Rider will be based on Robbie Reyes version of the character instead of Johnny Blazer. Marvel TV will co-produce the show with ABC Signature Studios. Jeph Loeb (head of Marvel Television), Paul Zbyszewskiacting and Ingrid Escajeda will serve as the series executive producers. Escajada is also the showrunner.
Hellstrom will center around Daimon and Ana Helstrom, the son and daughter of “a mysterious and powerful serial killer,” as they track down “the terrorizing worst of humanity”. In the comics, Daimon and Ana Hellstrom, are both children of Satan, who trained both in the art of magic.
Both television show will launch on the streaming service in 2020.