Marvel’s planned Ghost Rider series, which was slated to stream on Hulu, is no longer moving forward.
According to Deadline, Hulu has decided not to move forward with the live-action Ghost Rider series. The decision comes after creative differences between the company and the show’s producers – showrunner Ingrid Escajeda, Paul Zbyszewski, and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb. It is unclear if the series will be shopped to another network at this time. Additionally, the Deadline report says this will not affect the Helstrom series, which is still on track.
Ghost Rider would have seen Gabriel Luna reprise his role as Robbie Reyes from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., although this new incarnation would exist in a separate continuity. He was described by Hulu as “a quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon.” Living on the Texas/Mexico border, Robbie would bring vengeance for the innocents he encounters as Ghost Rider, “but struggles to control the power he wields.”
Marvel regained the rights to Ghost Rider in 2013, after Columbia Pictures failed to move into developing a sequel to Nicolas Cage’s 2012 film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.