In May, Hulu announced that they had picked up two new live action series from Marvel, Ghost Rider and Helstrom. Now according to a report, one of those is in jeopardy. According to Deadline, Ghost Rider, which was set to star Gabriel Luna, won’t be coming to the streaming service due to a “creative impasse.”
While Hulu has not confirmed the report, it is possible that the show could move to another network. While most of Marvel’s content will be exclusive to Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+, including new release films like Avengers: Endgame, and originals WandaVision, Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, She Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight — Hulu will continue to create their own Marvel content.
Already having seen success with action shows like Marvel’s Runaways, Hulu is continuing to create new comics content with Marvel’s Helstrom still slated to debut in 2020. Following the announcement that Disney would take full control of the company, Hulu CEO Randy Freer said that Hulu would aggressively increase their amount of original programming.
In addition, to Marvel content, the streaming service also ordered a new series from Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley called Nine Perfect Strangers, as well as a Limited Series, The Dropout, starring Kate McKinnon as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
Hulu also partnered with Vox Media Studios, David Chang’s Majordomo Media, and Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai Productions to develop and produce premium food-centric programming for the streaming service. All the new content will join their existing slate of returning shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Act, Ramy, and Pen15.