Marvel scraps planned Ghost Rider series
Hulu and the show's team cited a "creative impasse."
Marvel’s planned live-action Ghost Rider series has been cancelled.
Due to be developed by Hulu, Deadline reports that the streaming service opted to not press forward with the project due to a “creative impasse” which arose between them and the Ghost Rider team.
It’s not yet clear whether Marvel will shop the series around to other platforms like Disney+.
Ghost Rider was set to star Gabriel Luna who first appeared as the Robbie Reyes version of the character in the 4th season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The show would’ve followed Reyes “a quintessential antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon” who “brings vengeance for the innocents he encounters, but struggles to control the power he wields"
Ingrid Escajeda was set to serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb.
Luna commented on the news via an Instagram post where he admitted that "the news was surprising, but I’ve always known that the nature of this business is that until you’re there, on the day, doing the thing it could still go away."
Marvel has confirmed that Helstrom, the other live-action TV series they commissioned with Hulu at the same time, is still currently in development and set to premiere in 2020.
Two Ghost Rider films starring Nicholas Cage were released back in 2007 and 2012 to very negative reviews.
Source: Screen Rant