After much speculation, scheduling and un-scheduling (we know that’s not actually a word), it seems that the Inhumans will finally be hitting the big screen – although not in the manner you were necessarily expecting or hoping for.
Allow us to explain. Courtesy of Disney, Marvel Television and ABC, an Inhumans TV series has officially been given the go-ahead, with the first two episodes airing in IMAX cinemas in the US in September 2017 before completing the series’ run on ABC.
With the film having been dropped from the Marvel Studios roster, there was clearly room for a story to be told on TV, especially with Agents Of SHIELD having introduced the concept of the Inhumans. However, while none of the classic characters have been introduced in the show, this new series will change things, with the press release revealing that it “will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney|ABC Television Group. “It highlights Disney ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”
Adds IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond in the same press release, “This first-of-its-kind multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global fanboy demographic… It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”
The most two episodes of Marvel’s Inhumans will be available to watch in IMAX cinemas in the US in September 2017. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.