Marvel’s Inhumans TV Series to Debut in IMAX Theaters
A television series featuring the race of comic book heroes, the Inhumans, has been given the go-ahead from Marvel Television and is set to premiere in IMAX theaters next fall.
After months of speculation, it’s been revealed that Marvel and ABC Television are working on a new weekly series based on the the alien-based supergroup, the Inhumans. The show will premiere in the fall of 2017 on the ABC network and consist of eight episodes, in a similar manner to Marvel’s Agent Carter. This news comes as quite a surprise to everyone after the project’s original announcement introduced the Inhumans as a feature film rather than a small screen endeavor.
To add surprise on top of surprise, Marvel also announced that the first two episodes of the series will not only be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, but will run in IMAX theaters prior to airing on television. The “innovative agreement” marks the first time a live-action tv series has aired in this way.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had previously introduced Inhumans to the masses in the show’s second season. By the sound of the official press release, it looks like the new series will not have any reference to those events and follow much more closely to the source material.
“The Inhumans are a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, and were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”
The cited “royal family” is the Inhuman Royal Family that reigns over the kingdom of Attilan, the secret Inhuman city. The noble family consists of King Black Bolt, wife Medusa, martial artist Karnak, cousin Gorgon, the aquatic Triton, the elemental Crystal, and the loyal teleporting dog Lockjaw.
It’s currently unknown how this series will tie into the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe, due to the isolated nature of these characters, one imagines any references would be few and far between.
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