Marvel's Inhumans series premieres in just over two months and audiences may finally have their first look at Royal Family's ancestral home, Attilan. ABC's latest foray into the comic book genre centers on the race of Inhumans first introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe during the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the network's flagship Marvel TV series. Although there are currently no concrete plans to connect the two shows, they do exist within the same shared universe, as is the case with every Marvel series.
Inhumans follows the adventures of the Inhumans Royal Family, led by their king, Black Bolt (Anson Mount), who is married to his cousin, Medusa (Serinda Swan). The eight-episode miniseries follows the superhuman team as they flee their ancient home of Attilan when their military attempted to overthrow them. They escape to Hawaii, where the vast majority of the series will presumably take place, seeing as they have been filming on the island of Oahu for the past several weeks.
Although Inhumans premieres rather soon, the network still hasn't released an official trailer yet; perhaps they're waiting to unveil the series at San Diego Comic-Con next month. Until then, audiences can take a look at an Inhumans banner tweeted by Roel Reiné (Black Sails) - though it's unclear whether this is an official Marvel/ABC image. The banner features Attilan, the Inhumans' safe haven. Reiné directed the first two episodes of Inhumans, which will be debuting in IMAX theaters as, essentially, a two-hour movie before making their way onto the small screen.
I wish I could tell you more or show you more. Its going to be very cool. pic.twitter.com/zjORbbSUUI
— Roel Reine (@roelreine) June 25, 2017
Update: Screen Rant reached out to Marvel to verify whether this banner is an official promotional image for Inhumans. Marvel confirmed it isn't real or official.
It hasn't been confirmed where Attilan is located within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although it has been relocated several times, Attilan sometimes is situated on China's side of the Himalayan mountains. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers may presume that Attilan is the same Inhumans refuge depicted in past seasons, which was also located within China's mountain range. There are certainly notable similarities between the two cities, but if this is how Attilan appears in the MCU, it seems that it remains separate from Afterlife.
Aside from the fact that the upcoming series is going to become the first TV series ever to premiere in IMAX theaters (while also filming using IMAX cameras), depicting the Inhumans Royal Family effectively introduces a new chapter in the shared universe. Whether the new characters introduced in the series eventually connect to other shows (or even to the movies) is a question that continues to linger, and it's one that audiences may not have an answer to until Inhumans actually hits the airwaves later this year.
Inhumans will screen in IMAX for two weeks, beginning Friday, September 1, before later premiering on ABC on Friday, September 22.
Source: Roel Reiné