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Marvel's Ghost Rider series is dead after Hulu puts the brakes on

Ghost Rider
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Marvel’s Ghost Rider series has come to a screeching halt. That's after American streaming service Hulu reportedly decided to pull the plug on the show, which was originally due to air sometime in 2020.

Deadline (opens in new tab) reports that a "creative impasse" led to the cancelation of Ghost Rider, though no further details regarding what caused the split have been released. Gabriel Luna was all set to reprise his role as Robbie Reyes after debuting in Marvel's Agents of Shield during the ABC show's fourth season.

There’s little indication as to what Ghost Rider's future will entail. One supposed insider, Daniel Richtman – who has a spotty track record – jumped on the story after the fact with the rumour that Kevin Feige (who is now attached to a new Star Wars movie (opens in new tab)) wants the character in the MCU.

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Whether Ghost Rider resurrects elsewhere or not, there's still hope for some of Hulu's other new Marvel TV shows (opens in new tab) that are rapidly approaching on the horizon. The Runaways is coming back for a third season in the near future, while Helstrom is also in the works, having been originally commissioned alongside Ghost Rider.

In the MCU proper, several Marvel Phase 4 (opens in new tab) TV ventures are being developed, with the Disney Plus streaming service (opens in new tab) soon being home to the likes of Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel.

Still, Ghost Rider being DOA will be disappointing for those who wanted a slice of cosmic Marvel action on the small screen. But if there’s one thing the character can do well, it’s coming back from the dead.

Find out where everything falls on the Marvel timeline (opens in new tab) with our complete rundown of MCU history.

Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.