Learn More About First Five Episodes Of ‘Helstrom’

Horror (and comic book) fans may have to wait another month for the debut of the Helstrom series, but Hulu is giving everyone a glimpse into what to expect.

The streamer has revealed the synopses of the first five episodes–of the 10 planned for Season 1–and these teasers shed considerable light on the brother and sister at the heart of the Marvel Comics-inspired storyline, according to CBR.com.

Helstrom, as reported here in Horror News Network, debuts Oct. 16 as part of the Huluween promotion. The show follows Daimon Helstrom (a professor of ethics by day and an exorcist by night) and his sister Ana (who runs an auction house), who are the children of a “mysterious and powerful serial killer.” In truth, their father is really a demon who drove their mother, Victoria, into an insane asylum. Using their supernatural powers, the siblings “hunt the worst of humanity.”

The show stars Tom Austen (Daimon), Sydney Lemmon (Ana), Elizabeth Marvel (Victoria), Ariana Guerra (Gabriella), Robert Wisdom (The Caretaker), June Carryl (Dr. Louise Hastings) and Alain Uy (Chris).

The first five episodes play out this way:

Episode 1Mother’s Little Helper (written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Daina Reed)–Daimon investigates a possessed boy in Oregon, while Ana stages an auction to expose a criminal.

Episode 2Viaticum (written by Blair Butler and directed by Anders Engstrom)–An accident leaves Daimon and Gabriella fighting to save a man’s soul, while a demon force tries to stop them.

Episode 3The One Who Got Away (Written by Marcus Dalzine and directed by Michael Offer)–Daimon and Ana learn more about the destruction their father left in his wake.

Episode 4Containment (written by Sheila Wilson and directed by Amanda Row)–A demonic enemy brings together an unusual group, and Ana tells Daimon about her extracurricular activities.

Episode 5Committed (written by Matt Morgan and Ian Sobel and directed by Jovanka Vuckovic)–Victoria’s health sharply declines, and Daimon makes a life-and-death discovery.

Helstrom was created by showrunner Paul Zbyszewski, who oversees the show along with executive producer Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television. The series is based on the Marvel Comics characters Daimon and Satana Hellstrom, created by writers Roy Thomas and Gary Friedrich and artist John Romita Sr.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional updates on Helstrom on Hulu.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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