Marvel Studios loves a big ensemble cast, and Marvel Television is no different: the latest is the one for TV series Marvel’s Helstrom, Deadline reports, which is set to premiere on Hulu.
Joining the show are Elizabeth Marvel (Unbelievable), Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion), Robert Wisdom (Ballers), June Carryl (Mind Hunter) and Alain Uy (The Passage).
In a statement, executive producer Paul Zbyszewski said: “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.”
“Marvel Television is thrilled to have such an amazing cast that enriches Paul’s fantastic writing,” added Marvel Television EVP Jeph Loeb. “The ensemble is the perfect way to bring our audience into our Adventure into Fear franchise causing delicious nightmares of what’s to come!”
The new cast members join Tom Austen (The Royals) and Sydney Lemmon (Fear The Walking Dead) as siblings Daimon and Ana Helstrom respectively. The pair are also the children of a supposed serial killer, which will lead them to “pursue the world’s vilest of vile — with some family drama of their own.”
The series is based around the character of Daimon Helstrom, who made his first comics appearance in Ghost Rider #1 in September 1973. Marvel’s Helstrom is being produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios.
Here’s a full description of the characters:
Tom Austen as Daimon Helstrom: 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.
Sydney Lemmon as Ana Helstrom: By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatised 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.
Elizabeth Marvel as Victoria Helstrom: Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalised for 20 years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.
Robert Wisdom as Caretaker: 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.
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 Rosetti: 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.
Alain Uy as Chris Yen: 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.
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