The previously announced Ghost Rider comic book adaptation series will not be coming to Hulu afterall.
Deadline is reporting that the streaming outlet and Marvel Studios have hit “a creative impasse which could not be resolved” and so have decided not to move forward with the series. Gabriel Luna was set to star in the series about a motorcyclist, Robbie Reyes, who makes a deal with the underworld that leads to him to be bound to a demon who rides a fiery, spectral motorcycle. Reyes struggles to control the demon and use him to protect those who need it.
Ghost Rider was ordered by Hulu back in May along with an adaptation of another horror-tinged, supernatural-rooted comic book series Helstrom. The second series is still on track for a 2020 premier.
Luna initially played the character for a several episode story arc on Agents Of SHIELD back in 2016. And while there appeared to be no direct connections between Agents Of SHIELD and the new series, Luna had stated that the characters was essentially “the same guy.”
It is not clear if Marvel will shop the project elsewhere. One place it won’t be going to will be Disney+, the streaming outlet for Marvel’s corporate overlord. Ghost Rider initially was shopped to Hulu because of its expected horror elements, something that kept it away from the more family-oriented Disney+.