Comic book fans will be well aware that superhero stories span far more than the family-friendly fare of the current super shows and movies that Disney+ has, with all manner of demons and monsters inhabiting its darker corners.
From that comes the inspiration for Helstrom, a new one and done series which tells the story of siblings Daimon and Satana, the children of a powerful serial killer.
The series had been intended to kick off a whole new line of darker superhero shows on US streaming service Hulu but the show only lasted one season – which does mean you can see the whole story in one quick binge.
Here’s everything you need to know about Helstrom and its arrival on Star on Disney Plus, the new adult-oriented section of shows and movies within the streaming service.
When is Helstrom’s release date in the UK?
Helstrom was released as part of the Star on Disney+ launch on 23rd February. Fans of the paranormal and detective dramas alike will also appreciate the inclusion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Castle and The X-Files on Star.
What is Helstrom about?
This dark new series follows siblings Daimon and Satana Helstrom, who are the troubled children of a powerful serial killer.
In the years since their traumatic childhood, Daimon has become a professor intent on banishing demons from our world, while Satana has dedicated her life to hunting down the worst of humanity.
They are reunited as the demon that has possessed their mother’s soul grows increasingly powerful, threatening to wipe out the human race if it cannot be destroyed.
Helstrom cast: Who will star in Helstrom?
Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland) also stars as their possessed mother, Victoria, who has been held in a psychiatric institution for decades.
Robert Wisdom (Watchmen) will portray fringe comic book character Caretaker and rounding out the cast is Ariana Guerra (Insatiable), June Carryl (Mindhunter), Alain Uy (True Detective) and Daniel Cudmore (X-Men).
Is there a Helstrom trailer?
Yes, check out the official trailer below, but beware of some creepy visual effects and scenes of demonic possession.