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Hulu cancels their Marvel TV series Helstrom after just one season

As Marvel Studios gets ready to launch their first TV shows on the Disney Plus streaming service, Helstrom has been canceled.

Helstrom, which curiously wasn’t marketed as a Marvel TV show, despite being based on Marvel comics characters Daimon, Ana and Victoria Helstrom, debuted in October with the first season spanning 10 episodes.

The cancellation is far from surprising, though, since Variety reports it was the last show from the now-defunct Marvel Television division, which was shut down just over a year ago.

Canceled: As Marvel Studios gets ready to launch their first TV shows on the Disney Plus streaming service, Helstrom has been canceled

Hulu issued a series order for both Helstrom and Marvel’s Ghost Rider in May 2019, but the latter show was scrapped entirely in September 2019.

The show followed Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), the children of a prolific serial killer.

They both use their special skills to hunt down the worst humanity has to offer, in their own unique way.

Siblings: The show followed Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), the children of a prolific serial killer

Siblings: The show followed Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), the children of a prolific serial killer

The show also starred Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl and Alain Uy. 

Austen took to Twitter on Monday to share a behind-the-scenes snap, adding, ‘Thanks for the adventure @helstrom.’ 

Paul Zbyszewski developed the series and served as a showrunner under his overall deal with Marvel Studios.

Thanks: Austen took to Twitter on Monday to share a behind-the-scenes snap, adding, 'Thanks for the adventure @helstrom'

Thanks: Austen took to Twitter on Monday to share a behind-the-scenes snap, adding, ‘Thanks for the adventure @helstrom’

However, that overall deal was cancelled in April by Marvel, along with The Punisher’s Steven Lightfoot, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Both deals were said to be cancelled due to the studio invoking ‘force majeure’ clauses in their contracts, which allows the studio to make decisions due to an unforseen incident, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zbyszewski was allowed to stay on and oversee post-production of Helstrom, though his overall deal was nullified.

Overall deal: However, that overall deal was cancelled in April by Marvel, along with The Punisher's Steven Lightfoot, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Overall deal: However, that overall deal was cancelled in April by Marvel, along with The Punisher’s Steven Lightfoot, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

Force maejure: Both deals were said to be cancelled due to the studio invoking 'force majeure' clauses in their contracts, which allows the studio to make decisions due to an unforseen incident, such as the COVID-19 pandemic

Force maejure: Both deals were said to be cancelled due to the studio invoking ‘force majeure’ clauses in their contracts, which allows the studio to make decisions due to an unforseen incident, such as the COVID-19 pandemic

The show was the last live-action series produced under Jeph Loeb’s Marvel Television, which was shuttered and folded into Marvel Studios, overseen by Kevin Feige.

With Helstrom now canceled, it seems most of the Marvel TV fare will be exclusively available on the Disney Plus streaming service.

WandaVision will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe series to debut on Disney Plus, arriving January 15, followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (March 19), Loki (May 2021), What If… ? (Summer 2021) and Ms. Marvel (Late 2021). 

Done: With Helstrom now canceled, it seems most of the Marvel TV fare will be exclusively available on the Disney Plus streaming service

Done: With Helstrom now canceled, it seems most of the Marvel TV fare will be exclusively available on the Disney Plus streaming service


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