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Amph Marvel's Helstrom [Hulu]

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Oct 9, 2019.

  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Hulu has announced the cast"

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    And we have a character breakdown here:

    The story follows siblings and supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom and Ana Helstrom. Plagued by their family background, the Helstrom’s will pursue the world’s vilest of the vile – with some family drama of their own.

    Tom Austen (“Grantchester,” “The Royals”) is Daimon Helstrom, a professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist. Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him.

    Sydney Lemmon (“Fear the Walking Dead”) is Ana Helstrom who runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him.

    Elizabeth Marvel (“Homeland”) is Victoria Helstrom. Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.

    Ariana Guerra (“Raising Dion”) is Gabriella Rosetta, a woman balancing logic and faith. Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon.

    Robert Wisdom (“Ballers”) will play Caretaker, a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.

    June Carryl (“Mindhunter”) is Dr. Louise Hastings, a psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind. Hastings Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored. She has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can.

    Alain Uy (“The Passage”) will play Chris Yen. Yen is Ana’s business partner and her closest friend – some would say surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house’s responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.

    The ten-episode first season is executive produced by Paul Zybszewski who will serve as showrunner. Jeph Loeb will also executive produce and filming takes place Vancouver ahead of an expected debut next year.

    Still a shame that the programming block this was supposed to be a part of was effectively broken up by the cancellation of the Ghost Rider series that was in development. Even though GR was clearly the one people were excited for, I'm willing to give this one a shot still- though I'm unfamiliar with the characters.
     
  2. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    I wonder how the very recent news of Kevin Feige given the keys to the entire Marvel Kingdom (that are owned by Disney) will effect Helstrom. I mean, was this announcement made knowing that Feige would be overseeing it eventually, or was it announced under the assumption that Jeph Loeb would be in charge of it? It notes above that Loeb would be the executive producer, but that might be just to keep Feige's new position a secret until it was time to make the announcement. Conceivably, if this was announced under the assumption that Loeb would be producing the project, Feige could now end it at any moment or change it up entirely.

    In my experience, it's hard to keep such news, Kevin Feige becoming COO of Marvel, a secret internally. Moreover, a decision like this happens overnight, as the are contractual issues and the overall organization that needs to be looked at, analyzed and resolved.
     
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  3. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I doubt they were trying to cover anything up- they could have just killed the project when they announced Ghost Rider's cancellation.If Helstrom had ended up in limbo like CAD S3, I don't think anyone would have questioned it. I also don't think Feige is going to put a halt to any projects already in motion since the next year or so would have Marvel TV content still coming out anyways (Runaways S3, AOS S7) and the D+ stuff doesn't kick in until sometime next year (second half, I'm assuming).
     
  4. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Elizabeth Marvel is pretty great on Homeland so that's a plus.
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  6. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    This feels like a show that exists entirely so that cancelled Ghost Rider show had something to cross over with on Hulu and now it seems like it just may have been put into production too late to be stopped and it'll be one season DOA that hardly anyone cares about.
     
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  7. Blobofat

    Blobofat Chosen One star 6

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    Wow, that looks exciting.
     
  8. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Hopefully they were smart enough not to end the season on a cliffhanger!

    And heck maybe we'll get that Ghost Rider crossover in the season as opposed to the shows kinda like how Cloak and Dagger showed up in Runaways S3.
     
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  9. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Fun Marvel TV scheduling tonight: @7pm on CTV they are showing The Avengers. Meanwhile on CTVSCIFI at 7pm they are showing The Avengers age of Ultron. I'm paralyzed with indecision! (Well not so much, original Avengers all the way. But still haven't seen the 4k Disney plus Avengers Infinity War yet!)

    Anyway, Helstorm trailer. Last Marvel TV project before Marvel Studios properly is behind all of it. This was supposed to be a whole bunch of Marvel Hulu shows but now it isn't.



    I hope Marvel Studios makes a ABC Marvel show since Agents of Shield is ending, it'd be weird if all the content was just Disney plus. Need that Marvel brand broadcast advertising! Also their budget for Marvel Studios Tv content seems much much higher than Marvel TV had.
     
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  10. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, it's a real shame they cancelled Ghost Rider. You get the impression from the announcement that that was meant to be the anchor for this programming block and Helstrom was to be the experimental, lesser-known property to be buoyed by GR. One assumes that there may be theatrical plans afoot for GR, so they didn't want a series running for, potentially, a few years with such a title on the horizon.

    That teaser looks pretty intriguing, though.
     
  11. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Didn't see the Marvel logo on name anywhere on the trailer though which is a change, as ever since Agents of Shield premiere it's been Marvel's _______ for all TV shows.
     
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  12. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    That's true- that trailer does underplay their involvement.
     
  13. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    It looks a bit generic, but I guess they were never going to go with bare chest, cape and pitchfork.
     
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  14. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Ooh. Bunny Colvin. I’m in.
     
  15. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Was that the same church from Daredevil in the one shot?