The showrunner of Marvel's Inhumans says he already has ideas for seasons 2 and 3 of the show - if they get made. After the less than stellar reception of Iron Fist, fans were trepidatious about showrunner Scott Buck also tackling Inhumans. And though the show won't premiere on ABC until tomorrow, its debut in IMAX theaters earlier this month has led to a number of scathing reviews. Even fellow MCU creative James Gunn doesn't think Inhumans will last long.
Despite the negative reception, however, Marvel and all involved are still marching forward as if the series were any other project from the hitmaker. Just yesterday, new images and synopses for the third and fourth episode were revealed, teasing the continuing cat and mouse game Maximus is playing with his family members. And while no one would bet on the series receiving a follow-up season, Buck seems much more confident in the prospects.
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Speaking to Collider about Inhumans, Buck was asked how he thought a potential season 2 could take shape if it were to occur.
"We have ideas. We know our starting point for Season 2, but we don’t know if there will be a Season 2. Hopefully, there will be a Season 2. If so, we know where we’re gonna start, and we’ll very gratefully gear up and get to work."
While Buck hedges his bets, he seems fairly confident that the series could continue. And while that seems highly unlikely, it makes sense that he and Marvel would plan ahead. After all, the nature of an MCU property is to tell a sprawling narrative. For Buck, the potential story even extends into a third season.
"We generally know where the first three seasons could go. What’s fun about the show is that it will basically always be a show about family, so there’s always going to be places to take these characters."
Considering ABC cancelled the beloved Agent Carter after two seasons - and with Hayley Atwell in the lead, no less - and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. teeters on the edge every year, it's hard to fathom Inhumans continuing. Even if Marvel were to give it another go in an attempt to fix its mistakes, Inhumans is unlikely to ever come out of the shadow of all the negative press it's received so far. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising if the cancellation announcement came earlier than expected.
Inhumans premieres Friday, September 29th on ABC.