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CBTVB: First Look at Marvel’s Inhumans

By Muuka Muyumba

Entertainment Weekly has broken an exclusive this morning debuting a look at the ‘Royal Family’ of Marvel’s The Inhumans. The series is not a spin-off of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., according to showrunner Scott Buck, despite S.H.I.E.L.D. having revealed the Inhumans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in season 2. “Things that have happened on S.H.I.E.L.D. will potentially affect our show as well,” Buck added.

The reveal of those characters beings in season 2, and a schism between Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige led to a once-promising Inhumans motion picture being reduced to an 8 episode mini-series. Marvel’s Inhumans will premiere its first two episodes in IMAX for a two-week period beginning Sept. 1. ABC will then air the entirety of the series this fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.

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The series stars Anson Mount as the Mighty Black Bolt, the king of the Inhumans. His devoted queen is Medusa played by Serinda Swan. The rest of the royal family includes Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Ken Leung as Karnak, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, and Iwan Rheon as Maximus. Not pictured in the article are Triton (Mike Moh), Auran (Sonya Balmores), Ellen Woglom’s new character, as well as the loveable teleporting and telepathic giant pug Lockjaw. Lockjaw is probably going to end up being the audience’s favorite character according to Buck who also noted that Lockjaw was really fun to write and shoot.

Buck adds that the series will likely be very similar to the comics in that Black Bolt will struggle to maintain control over the Inhuman society while his brother Maximus the Mad continues to try to usurp his power. “We didn’t want to create just a simple villain who’s evil for the sake of being evil” Buck noted. “Our Maximus is a different, more complicated, more real, and more compelling version.”

Marvel is pulling out all the stops recently when it comes to its upcoming TV slate with trailers or teasers for all of those shows having debuted over the last month or so. First we get Marvel’s Defenders on Netflix in August, then Inhumans in September, and we’ll likely see Marvel’s Punisher again on Netflix toward the end of 2017. In 2018, Marvel will debut another season of Marvel’s Daredevil with new young adult adaptations on New Warriors and Cloak and Daggers on Freeform. A second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will hit Netflix some time in 2018 as well with Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways not far behind.