Marvel and Hulu are getting ready for Helstrom, the second horror-themed Marvel show developed for the streaming platform, to begin filming soon.
According to ComicBook.com, Helstrom is being developed under the production title “Omens”, possibly in homage to the famous horror movie and book series The Omen. It is set to start filming this October, from then through the end of February. Helstrom is one of the shows being dubbed “Adventures Into Fear” by Jeph Loeb, which seem to be taking a route of crossover storytelling previously attempted on Netflix with The Defenders. The only other show confirmed to have the “Adventures Into Fear” label is Ghost Rider, which will see the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Gabriel Luna into the role of the Robbie Reyes version of the character.
With such a production schedule, it is likely that casting news on the series is imminent and the scripts should be finished. Marvel TV usually have a panel at the New York Comic Con, although some details are likely to get out earlier with filming slated to begin soon.
The show, as it’s been described, will focus on Daimon and Ana Helstrom (the latter of whom is based on Satana), who are the children of an infamous serial killer who seek to make amends for their father’s crimes by hunting criminals themselves. However, it seems likely that there’s more to their dark father’s background than him being a serial killer, given that he is Marduk Kurios – a demon posing as Satan himself – in the comics.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer in Marvel’s Helstrom. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.”
Helstrom is set to arrive on Hulu sometime in 2020.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.