While the MCU is more or less a money-printing machine, Marvel’s television adaptations aren’t a guaranteed endeavor for the comic book company. Reports have come in saying that Marvel’s Helstrom has been canceled at Hulu after one season.
As the last live-action show produced by the now-defunct Marvel Television unit under Jeph Loeb, Helstrom failed to connect with its core audience. I can think of any number of reasons why this proved to be the case, especially since this is the first I’m hearing about the show since its October debut. Despite Helstrom‘s quiet end, Loeb’s Marvel legacy remains intact after also delivering six Netflix shows as well as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., on ABC, Legion on FX, Cloak & Dagger on Freeform, The Gifted on Fox, and Runaways on Hulu.
Despite the aforementioned shows being canceled or completed within the past two years, Loeb is far from done contributing to Marvel’s television universe. He currently has two Marvel animated series in the works – M.O.D.O.K. and Hit-Monkey – which he will executive produce.
Here’s the official synopsis for Helstrom:
As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.
Starring in Helstrom are actors Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, and Alain Uy.
Were you a fan of Helstrom? What do you think went wrong with regard to the show’s short-lived lifespan on Hulu? Was it a lack of exposure and advertising? Did a good show get buried amidst Hulu’s other superhero-related content? Let us know what you think transpired in the comments section below.