Marvel's Ghost Rider live-action TV show is no longer happening at Hulu. Marvel TV has been growing their library of content and spreading across multiple platforms over the last few years. While ABC and Netflix were their primary homes at first, Hulu has since become a major player in Marvel TV's future. They have the third season of Runaways coming at the end of this year, are developing The Offenders' animated universe, and most recently were said to be bringing Ghost Rider back to the screen.
When initially announced, it was confirmed that Ghost Rider would see Gabriel Luna return to star as the Robbie Reyes version of the character that he played in Agents of SHIELD. However, the series was still said to be largely standalone and part of a larger push into scarier Marvel content on Hulu, which also included a Helstrom series. Unfortunately, this horror corner of the Marvel universe is losing one of its properties.
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.
The cancellation for Ghost Rider comes before any further movement was made publically, but also after the show received a straight-to-series order from Hulu. Without knowing what the creative difference is, it is impossible to say what changed between then and now that led to this decision. If Marvel TV is happy with how the show was shaping up, they could look to find a new home for it, but that could prove to be a difficult task based on the horror approach. Netflix is out of the question, Disney+ is most likely off the table, and Ghost Rider wouldn't necessarily be a fit on Freeform. It's possible ABC could be interested in the absence of Agents of SHIELD, while a move to FOX could be the most realistic landing spot - if Ghost Rider does even find one.
At this point though, many will find this news to be disappointing. Luna was a fan-favorite addition to the cast of Agents of SHIELD and had viewers clamoring for a spinoff show back then. The earlier announcement of his return on Hulu finally made it look like those dreams would come true. Unfortunately for fans - and especially for Luna (who will be seen in Terminator: Dark Fate later this year) - Ghost Rider is currently without a home and could remain that way.