Hulu revealed today that Helstrom, the Marvel Comics adaptation that combines horror and Lucifer’s spirit and charisma, would not be back on the streaming network for the second season.
Helstrom, who pursued Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), a brother-and-sister couple who were trying to track down their dad, seen to everyone as a legendary serial murderer, he’s something different, too—something worse. The series got a strong following from viewers. And although critics didn’t love it, it developed a cult following and became beloved.
The series’ end is not especially surprising, but it’s always tough on any show’s cast, crew, and fans when it doesn’t come back. In this case, they mostly expected it to be one-and-done, because (as Variety, who broke the news, notes) this is the last remnant of Jeph Loeb’s time of heading up Marvel TV.
A pair of Loeb-produced animated series for Hulu — Hit-Monkey and M.O.D.O.K. — remain in the works, although it’s unlikely anyone is going to sit around speculating about their level of connectivity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That had been a hallmark of previous Marvel TV projects, whether they be the Netflix series, ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, or shows on smaller networks like FX’s Legion or Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger.