Marvel and ABC have unveiled the first look at the cast of the Inhumans TV series via EW, with Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Ken Leung as Karnak, Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, and Iwan Rheon as Maximus.
If you were wondering how they were going to manage to bring Medusa’s prehensile hair to life and were thinking “that doesn’t look right…”, showrunner Scott Buck says that is a work in progress.
“It is very difficult,” he told EW. “Even now, it’s still a process. It takes quite a long time in post to make that effect work. We have some of the best visual effects people available working on our show. We still haven’t seen the final version of it; it’s very much a work in process.”
So, now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about Inhumans. Originally the comic was set up as the latest film on Marvel’s movie template, but the project has since moved to ABC. However, they’re still keen for audiences to get the big screen experience with the first two episode being shown in IMAX.
The show is described as “a serialized family drama” that will be split between Earth and the Inhumans’ home city of Attilan, and “the Royal Family…face a critical juncture where everything they’ve ever known is at risk.” Not pictured is the recently confirmed Lockjaw, but the reason for his not being pictured is probably because he’s a giant one-ton dog that teleports, and they’re probably still working on that.
The interview with Buck is fairly cagey when it comes to story details, although he confirms that Attilan is definitely not on Earth at the start of the series, and that it is set in the same world as Agents Of SHIELD, although they probably won’t be directly crossing over (yet). He also confirmed that the character being played by Ellen Woglom is not in the comics, discusses the challenges of having a lead character who can’t speak without causing massive destruction and the joys of working with Iwan Rheon.
Inhumans will air later this year on ABC. No UK air date has been announced. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.