Marvel’s Helstrom live-action series has found its ensemble cast
Hulu and Marvel Entertainemtn have announced the ensemble cast fort Marvel’s Helstrom Hulu’s upcoming demonic live-action series.
Tom Austen (Grantchester, The Royals) and Sydney Lemmon (Fear the Walking Dead) will lead the cast, which includes Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, Unbelievable), Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion), Robert Wisdom (Ballers), June Carryl (Mindhunter), and Alain Uy (The Passage).
Marvel’s Helstrom follows siblings and supposed serial killer offspring Daimon Helstrom (Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Lemmon). Plagued by their family background, the Helstrom’s will pursue the world’s vilest of the vile — with some family drama of their own.
“We feel incredibly fortunate to have landed a cast loaded with this much talent,” said executive producer Paul Zbyszewski. “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.”
Daimon Helstrom is 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 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.
Marvel will play Victoria Helstrom. Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for twenty years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.
Robert Wisdom will play Caretaker, a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.
Carryl is Dr. Louise Hastings, a psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind. Hastings 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.
Guerra is Gabriella Rosetta, 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.
Uy will play 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.
The 10-episode first season of Marvel’s Helstrom is executive produced by Paul Zybszewski who will serve as showrunner. Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb will also executive produce. The show will film in Vancouver and is expected to debut next year.