Trailer: Children of a serial killer battle evil in Marvel & Hulu’s Helstrom

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

As we've pointed out before, the upcoming Marvel / Hulu series Helstrom is a project left over from a different era, something that was put together before Marvel put its entire focus (aside from animated shows) on developing series for the Disney+ streaming service. Helstrom is scheduled to make its Hulu premiere on October 16th, and a trailer has arrived online to promote the show – a trailer that, oddly, doesn't in any way show off the fact that this is a Marvel adaptation. Even if this doesn't fit into the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's still rather surprising that the word "Marvel" isn't featured in the trailer at all. 

The trailer for Helstrom can be seen above, and judging by this it appears that it's going to be an intriguing and dark series. Darkness is appropriate, given that the lead characters are 

the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills. 

Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon star as Daimon and Ana Helstrom. They're joined in the cast by Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria Helstrom, "Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for 20 years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children"; Robert Wisdom as 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 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 as Gabriella Rossetti, "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"; Daniel Cudmore as Keith Spivey, "a nurse at St. Teresa’s, where Daimon and Ana’s mother, Victoria, has been institutionalized for the last 20 years";  David Meunier as Finn Miller, "part of a secret organization that handles work not for the faint of heart"; and Alain Uy as Chris Yen, "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."

Episodes of Helstrom have been directed by the likes of Amanda Row, Michael Offer, Daina Reid, Sanford Bookstaver, and Jovanka Vuckovic. 

The series is a co-production between Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, and is executive produced by Jeph Loeb and Paul Zbyszewski.

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