SALT LAKE CITY — Two new Marvel shows are coming to Hulu — but at least one of them might not connect to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel announced May 1 that shows featuring superheroes Ghost Rider and the Helstrom siblings will be coming to Hulu, Polygon reports. The two shows are slated for release in 2020 and produced by Marvel Television.
According to Variety, Gabriel Luna will return as Robbie Reyes, a muscle car-driving iteration of the fiery hero. Luna previously played the character in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC, but this iteration of the character will apparently be unconnected to Luna’s previous portrayal.
The show will feature Reyes living on the Texas/Mexico border as he attempts to control the demon within. Ingrid Escajeda (“Justified”) will act as showrunner while Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb acts as executive producer.
Helstrom is a little more obscure but will focus on Daimon and Ana Helstrom, who are the children of a serial killer. According to Polygon, Paul Zbyszewski — who previously worked on “Lost” and “Agents of SHIELD” — will act as showrunner.Comment on this story
According to Jeph Loeb, the two shows will exist under a “‘Spirit of Vengeance’ cornerstone.” It’s not immediately clear if the shows will exist within the MCU, but IGN points out that Netflix’s Marvel shows were also produced by Marvel Television and rarely mentioned the films.
Hulu is also home to “Runaways” from Marvel and ordered four animated Marvel shows in February, according to Variety.
Disney’s upcoming streaming service will also feature its own brand of superhero shows directly produced by Marvel Studios. Variety also reports shows featuring Hawkeye, Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Winter Soldier are all in production for Disney+, which is coming this November for $6.99 a month.