It’s Marvel mania this week with the first trailer released for The Defenders and now comes a first look at ABC’s Inhumans!
The series follows a race of hybrid alien-human superbeings who’ve undergone a transformative “terrigenesis,” a process that unlocks sometimes strange, but uniquely powerful gifts. Set on both Earth and their technologically advanced city Attilan, the series centers on the Royal Family as they face many challenges.
The Inhumans are led by Black Bolt (Anson Mount), who’s destructive power comes from his voice. Inhumans executive producer Scott Buck revealed some more information about Black Bolt’s portrayal in the series:
“Black Bolt is a very difficult character I would think for Anson, but for any actor to play,” Buck tells the outlet. “But Anson is tackling it in a hugely fantastic way. It’s a little bit difficult to write him, because Black Bolt does not speak, but yet he is our hero and he is the center of the show, so it does certainly present challenges in how you tell his story, but fortunately we came up with a really good story. Anson is terrific. I think everyone’s going to be very pleased and excited by his Black Bolt. We’re not doing voice over. If you read the comics, you see Black Bolt does find a way to communicate to people, but he’s also a very enigmatic character as well, and he keeps a lot inside. That’s part of what’s so fascinating about him is that a lot of times, we don’t know what he’s thinking.”
The series stars Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Ken Leung (The Night Shift), Serinda Swan (Graceland), Eme Ikwuakor (Extant), Isabelle Cornish (Puberty Blues) and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels).
Marvel’s Inhumans is executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter, Marvel’s Iron Fist) along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage), with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (Admiral, Black Sails) will direct the first two episodes. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
Inhumans premieres in 2018.
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