Marvel continues its cinematic assault that began with Iron Man in 2008 and has since spread to the small screen on both network TV and streaming services. There are a variety of offerings ranging from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is going into its fifth season, while Netflix is poised to assemble The Defenders in a mere matter of months. Now the next stage of their televised onslaught will be this Fall’s release of Inhumans.
The Marvel Comic super team’s live-action debut has been in the works for years. What sets this project apart from other Marvel shows is that the first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theaters, before transitioning to ABC for the remainder of the eight-episode season. The show is developed by Iron Fist’s Scott Buck and stars Anson Mount (Hell On Wheels) as Blackbolt, Serinda Swan (Smallville) as Medusa, and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Maximus.
The first full trailer shows off the scope and characters that audiences will become familiar with this Fall. Inhumans will take the place of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. until it ends its run in the mid-season and is expected to open up the MCU on television in ways never seen before. The show will see the Inhumans’ royal family betrayed by Maximus and banished from their secret kingdom on the dark side of the moon and find themselves in the middle of an interstellar conflict.
From the looks of the trailer, the show lacks the budget and production values to adequately adapt the otherworldly powers of the Inhumans. Case in point, Medusa’s sentient hair never budges. Not only is it her most defining power, but is also a character in itself, much like we saw with Stephen Strange’s Cloak of Levitation in last year’s Doctor Strange. Buck was the mind behind the worst received project in the MCU’s history with Iron Fist and this show looks equally troubling… Check out the trailer:
After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.
Inhumans premieres in IMAX on Sept. 1 before premiering on ABC on Friday, Sept. 29th, 2017.