The fiery Hulu series has its cast
Hulu’s next Marvel series, Helstrom has announced its cast for the dark and fiery horror.
The 10-episode first season, set to debut next year on Hulu, will see Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb executive produce and Paul Zbyszewski serve as showrunner.
The series will centre on the supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom and Ana Helstrom as they pursue the world’s “vilest of the vile” while dealing with family drama of their own.
Check out the cast and character descriptions below:
Daimon Helstrom (Tom Austen)
“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.”
Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon)
“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.”
Victoria Helstrom (Elizabeth Marvel)
“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.”
Caretaker (Robert Wisdom)
“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.”
Dr. Louise Hastings (June Carryl)
“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.”
Gabriella Rosetti (Ariana Guerra)
“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.”
Chris Yen (Alain Uy)
“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.”
Showrunner Zbyszewski told Deadline, “We feel incredibly fortunate to have landed a cast loaded with this much talent. From the beginning, we knew we’d need a group of actors who were multifaceted, who could play all the chords any great Marvel show promises to play, from dramatic thriller to comedy to action. It’s going to be really fun to watch them work.”
Loeb added, “Marvel Television is thrilled to have such an amazing cast that enriches Paul’s fantastic writing. The ensemble is the perfect way to bring our audience into our Adventure into Fear franchise causing delicious nightmares of what’s to come!”
More on Helstrom when we have it.