Mere days ago Hulu teased that new Marvel offering Helstrom would be debuting during their October ‘Huluween’ offerings.
Now Deadline has listed Marvel’s Helstrom among the series’ which will be given a first look at Comic-Con@Home, the virtual replacement for this year’s Comic-Con, which has had to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Hours after the announcement, the logo (above) for the new series was revealed.
The exact date and time of the reveal hasn’t been announced, but the virtual Comic-Con will be running from July 23rd to 26th, the same dates as the real Comic-Con would have run.
Helstrom is from a distinctly darker corner of the Marvel universe, with more straightforward horror. It features brother and sister Daimon and Ana Helstrom (Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon), the children of a mysterious serial killer, Victoria Helstrom (Elizabeth Marvel). The brother and sister team up to hunt down the worst of humanity.
Avoiding spoilers, there is a twist to the story (in the comic, at least) that makes for a highly unusual sibling dynamic. It will be interesting to see if the Hulu series plays out the same.
Hulu content chief Craig Erwich said earlier this year that he’d seen the first four episodes and is really excited about it.
“It’s a really unique take on a horror show that has a unique family situation at the center of it.”
The show reveal at Comic-Con@home will be amongst a whole host of other shows being presented, just like at a normal Comic-Con.
The event will feature panels, presentations, giveaways and competitions, a Masquerade, gaming and all the fun of the usual Comic-Con. The difference is that this year’s virtual Comic-Con is going to be completely free and accessible to everyone. Being virtual also means that there will be no limit on the number of ‘attendees’.
There will even be an Exhibit Hall, featuring exhibitors offering promotions, show deals and limited-edition products unique to the virtual celebration.
You can even print out your own badge to proudly wear while taking part in the festivities.
You can find out everything you need to know about the virtual Comic-Con here.
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