Marvel has released the official poster for the Inhumans TV show, with three members of the Inhuman Royal Family – Black Bolt (Anson Mount), Medusa (Serinda Swan) and Maximus (Iwan Rheon) – featured front and center. The series was created by Scott Buck (creator of the Marvel/Netflix Iron Fist TV show) and follows the Royal Family as they flee to Hawaii, following a military coup that threatens their very existence. There, the Royal Family is faced with a chance to save the Earth itself… assuming that they are not destroyed from within.
The Inhumans teaser trailer alludes to Maximus’ darker ambitions and plans to upend his brother’s rule, setting up the series to be something of a (superhero) family soap opera, like many Inhumans/Royal Family comic book stories have been before it. A full-length Inhumans trailer has yet to be released to the public (though additional footage has been shown to select members of the press) but in the meantime, ABC and Marvel TV has released both an official poster and updated TV premiere date for the series.
Following the release of an Inhumans banner that has since been pulled offline, the official poster for the show (see below, courtesy of Yahoo! TV) reveals that the series will debut on Friday, September 29th, four weeks after the first Inhumans episode begins screening in IMAX theaters. This means Inhumans season 1 will begin airing on ABC a week later than previously-reported, after its first episode finishes it two week run on the big, big screen.
Inhumans is meant to “feel like a movie” and was shot for IMAX, to further ensure that the series has more of a cinematic feel to it than the previous two Marvel/ABC TV shows (the still-running Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now-canceled Agent Carter, respectively). Between that and the demanding special effects required to bring the more fantastical elements of the Inhumans Royal Family to life (see, for example, the “giant dog” Lockjaw), there’s fair reason to assume that the Inhumans trailer footage is being held back to allow for additional refinement during post-production. Inhumans is both an expensive investment for Marvel TV and a property that could give rise to multiple seasons, meaning the studio has all the more reason to make certain it puts its best foot forward with the first trailer.
However, once the Inhumans trailer does arrive, it will also give everyone a better idea of how the show’s own ensemble stacks up against the accomplished (and beloved) acting rosters on such series as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Marvel/Netflix The Defenders lineup. While the quality of the show’s visuals will naturally impact its reception, Inhumans will presumably fly high or fall hard based in no small amount on its cast’s ability to make the show’s soapy family drama and interactions compelling for the small screen. Hence, now that we know what they look like, the next step is finding out what the Marvel TV iteration of the Royal Family is like in actual motion.
Inhumans will screen in IMAX for two weeks, beginning Friday, September 1, before later premiering on ABC on Friday, September 29.
Source: Yahoo! TV
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