Marvel TV Is Shutting Down With Production Folding Into Marvel Studios

The Marvel television that we have known for the past decade (yes, the same one that gave us the INHUMANS lol) is unfortunately shutting down.

This automatically leaves people to wonder what will happen to the upcoming four announced animated series headed over to Hulu, the upcoming HELSTROM as well as the last season of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  will still be made. Everything will be folded into Marvel Studios.

“The decision has been made to complete Marvel TV projects that are currently in production, but not continue with any further development,” noted the TV division Tuesday. Layoffs are expected with the change in status for the once burgeoning small screen team, but not definite positions have been identified at present for the chop.

Things have been one blow after another for Marvel television. From the cancellation of the Marvel Shows at Netflix (DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST, THE PUNISHER), the scrapping of GHOST RIDER and the cancellations of CLOAK AND DAGGER as well as the recent announcement of the end of RUNAWAYS. The writing was seemingly already on the walls and everything has finally played out the way it should.

With the set of Marvel Studios original shows set to hit Disney plus soon it is going to be interesting to see what happens.

Marvel’s HELSTROM On Hulu Announces Its First Cast Members

After it was announced that GHOST RIDER would not be moving forward on HULU it was also said that Marvel Studios wanted to control the Marvel television properties. Even though it was said HELSTROM would move forward on the on the streaming platform there were some who were unsure of its future. Well this is a pretty safe assurance that all systems are go on the fiery series.

The main cast of the supernatural superhero series has been announced and it includes alum from both FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, HOMELAND and THE ROYALS.

HELSTROM will be led by Tom Austen (THE ROYALS) and Sydney Lemmon (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) as supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom and Ana Helstrom. Plagued by their family background  the duo will hunt after the world’s vilest of the vile while dealing with some family drama of their own. Elizabeth Marvel(HOMELAND, UNBELIEVABLE)  will play the long-institutionalized Victoria Helstrom RAISING DION’s Ariana Guerra, BALLERS Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and Alain Uy will also star in the live action series.

Check out the character breakdowns below.

Tom Austen (GRANTCHESTER, THE ROYALS) as 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. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.

Sydney Lemmon (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD) as Ana Helstrom – By day, Ana 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, even as she secretly worries her father will return.

Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, The Meyerowitz Stories) as 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.

Robert Wisdom (Ballers, Watchmen) as Caretaker – Caretaker is 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, Dead Women Walking) as Dr. Louise Hastings – A psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind, 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.

Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion, Insatiable) as Gabriella Rosetti – 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.

Alain Uy (The Passage, Paper Tigers) as 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.

Could ALL Of The Marvel Television Shows Soon Be Falling Under The Marvel Studios Banner?

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One of the big things that Marvel Studios is doing on top of the Phase 4 and 5 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the big MCU TV shows they are producing for the Disney plus streaming site. Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige is developing a number of big budget TV shows for the Disney+ streaming service. But now it seems that may not be all because days after Hulu pulled the plug on GHOST RIDER, it’s now believed that all future live-action small screen productions will fall solely under Feige’s Marvel Studios banner.

A Marvel Television insider recently told Variety that they at HULU have “several” live-action projects in the works. But for know the only one that known is HELSTROM as the rest have either been scrapped or have uncertain futures. RUNAWAYS and CLOAK AND DAGGER (both which are set to air upcoming seasons) have yet to be renewed beyond their upcoming seasons.

It’s being reported that the plan now is for Marvel Studios to basically be in charge of everything to ensure that the stories put out there are of a consistent quality. With the Disney+ shows, “Marvel Studios execs and Feige held meetings early on to discuss how to maintain the visual standard fans have come to expect from Marvel’s films while still bringing their budgets more in line with other TV shows.”

Marvel Television has never really recovered from the embarrassment of THE INHUMANS, which many do not like to speak of. Along with the cancellations of the Marvel Netflix shows it is very understandable. But the animated projects which are set to hit HULU are still all set to go .

Now, it sounds like Marvel Television’s future projects will mostly be of the animated variety.

GHOST RIDER Series Not Moving Forward On Hulu

Just when people were getting excited for the arrival of the GHOST RIDER series on Hulu, that excitement has to be quelled as now the series will no longer be moving forward. This was reported as an exclusive from Deadline.

Deadline is reporting that seemingly the reason for the series not going forward is creative differences between Hulu and the GHOST RIDER team.

Even though Gabriel Luna will not be reprising his role on Hulu as Robbie Reyes, MARVEL’S HELSTROM is on track as well as four connected animated series. MARVEL’S M.O.D.O.K, MARVEL’S HIT-MONKEY, MARVEL’S TIGRA AND DAZZLER SHOW and MARVEL’S HOWARD THE DUCK, set to roll out in 2020, culminating in a special event, MARVEL’s THE OFFENDERS.

It is not yet known if the series will shopped elsewhere but there has been rumors that Marvel Studios is interested in bringing a Ghost Rider show to the Disney plus streaming site.

 

Marvel Is Heading Into An “Adventure Into Fear” With Hulu

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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-MonkeyTigra & 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.

We Are OFFICIALLY Getting The MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS And MARVEL’S CLOAK AND DAGGER Crossover

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This has been something fans have wanted since the announcement of a CLOAK AND DAGGER show on Freeform. To have Tyrone and Tandy (Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt respectively) team up with the group of teenagers from a Los Angeles suburb and duke it out with the teens super villain parents known as the Pride and even aliens that have invaded the planet.

Well thanks to confirmation from an Instagram we now know that it is officially happening. Tyrone and Tandy will be crossing over into season 3 of MARVELS RUNAWAYS. The crossover was confimed via the Runaways official Instagram page.

There had already been speculation as this was happening when a photo was taken with both Aubrey Joseph and Gregg Sulkin who portrays Chase Stein on the Hulu show.

The signs have been coming together for this to happen as the most recent one was at the end of the second season finale of MARVEL’S CLOAK AND DAGGER, when Tyrone and Tandy boarded a bus and left New Orleans to find something new and new people to help.

Season 3 of MARVELS RUNAWAYS debuts December 13 on Hulu.

Elizabeth Hurley Is Bewitching Her Way Into MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS On HULU

Elizabeth Hurley  is bringing some ROYAL, BEWITCHING dark magic to Marvel’s Runaways on Hulu in the Season 3 as Morgan Le Fey, a sorceress with considerable history and even greater power.

The character description being given by the Runaways producers: “Morgan le Fay is an iconic Marvel villain. A student of Merlin, she is considered the greatest sorceress of all time. With a black crow as her familiar and the ability to enchant objects, manipulate mystic energy and astral project, she is powerful and intelligent with a cutthroat wit.”

With magic being a major part of the series the group of teens seem to now have twice as much to battle with.

Hurley played the royal of Queen Helena on The Royals (2015-2018) and  next year she will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of BEWITCHED that she co-starred with DOOM PATROL’s Brendan Fraser as the Devil.

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