A short time ago, Hulu revealed the announcements from their 2019 Upfront Event. Among the reveals were some new Marvel Television shows and with that being a major talking point for our Pop Culture focuses, I’ve culled that section for your perusal down below.
The Press Release:
Today, during the Hulu ‘19 Presentation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, executives took the stage to reveal the company’s continued rapid growth, announce original programming and exclusive talent deals that expand Hulu’s content offering, and unveil new brand initiatives, advertising products and user experience enhancements that bolster its goal of becoming the #1 choice for TV, in and out of the home.
The company announced today that it has increased its total customer base to more than 28 million — 26.8 million monthly paid subscribers, and 1.3 million promotional accounts.
“In today’s direct-to-consumer world, viewers are demanding better when it comes to TV — from the user experience to their content choices to the advertising,” said Hulu CEO Randy Freer. “Hulu’s continued growth, as well as the shows and initiatives announced today, reflect our deep investment in product, programming, brand, customer experience and business strategy to ensure that with Hulu, consumers can connect with the stories they love, at the right time and price, on any device.”
Announcements at this year’s presentation included:
Marvel and Hulu Expand Partnership With Two New Live-Action Series:
The Spirits of Vengeance are coming! In an expanded partnership, Marvel Television will bring two new live-action series to Hulu from a unique corner of the Marvel universe. The iconic adventures into fear properties, Marvel’s Ghost Rider and Marvel’s Helstrom are slated to debut on Hulu in 2020.
Marvel’s Ghost Rider, also known as Robbie Reyes, is a quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and when he unleashes the Rider, Robbie brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields. Marvel’s Ghost Rider is executive produced by Ingrid Escajeda, who will serve as showrunner, Paul Zbyszewski and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.
Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer in Marvel’s Helstrom. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills. Marvel’s Helstrom is executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski, who will serve as showrunner and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb.
Both series are co-productions with Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios and join the upcoming season three of Marvel’s Runaways and recently announced adult animated series based on the popular Marvel Television characters including Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K, Marvel’s Hit-Monkey, Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show and Marvel’s Howard The Duck, which will culminate in a special event, Marvel’s The Offenders.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As a pretty close to lifelong fan of all things Marvel, I am really excited about this news. As far as Marvel Television series go, I’ve been watching “Agents Of SHIELD” since the beginning (and that returns on 5/10 for those interested) and yes I binge watched all of the Marvel Netflix series. Well, actually I really fell behind on them so need to catch up before they no longer are available now that they have all been cancelled. I am currently a Hulu subscriber based on a Black Friday deal and it looks like I will be in for the long haul based on all of these new series that will be coming our way. I was a reader of both the “Ghost Rider” and “Hellstorm”/”Son Of Satan” comic book series when they were on the new side and kept up for many years with their adventures. What do you readers think about this news? Are you all the excite? Have you seen “Avengers: Endgame” yet? I know the two are different subjects but remember we are getting several superhero television shows based on the outcome as well. Chime in down below because its always great to hear from you.
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