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What Marvel’s Inhumans TV Show Will Be About

Marvel Comics is making big strides on the small screen, both on Netflix and broadcast television. A new series all about Inhumans will make its way to ABC in September, and we’ve been hearing bits and pieces about the show so far. Now, however, we may have an idea of the major plot of The Inhumans, and it sounds pretty exciting… and tropical.

Marvel’s Inhumans TV series, which has been filming in Hawaii, has tapped a familiar showrunner. Scott Buck, who worked as showrunner on March’s Iron Fist. So far we’ve only got this…

Rumor has it that The Inhumans will follow a faction of the Royal Family of Inhumans after a military coup has split them up. Where the faction will flee to Hawaii. While there, they interact with the tropical world and the people who live there, and they may even find a way to save the rest of the world as well as themselves.


ABC has not yet confirmed the description of The Inhumans, but it makes sense with what we know of the series so far.

After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.

It sounds like the Royal Family will be on the run right off the bat and will need to struggle to rebuild in the aftermath of a military conflict. The description also explains why we haven’t heard about the show taking place in the Inhumans‘ traditional Marvel location of Attilan.

We do already know for sure who will be appearing in The Inhumans series however.


Black Bolt

Marvel's Inhumans ABC King of the Inhumans, Hell on Wheels, Anson Mount

Hell on Wheels‘ alum Anson Mount will play the lead role of Black Bolt, who was the king of the Inhumans in Marvel comic lore. “The enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.”



Marvel's Inhumans ABC TV Show Royal Family, Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans, Serinda Swan

Serinda Swan is on board as Medusa, who is Black Bolt‘s wife and Queen of Attilan before the coup. “Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt — his most trusted advisor, a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.”



Marvel's Inhumans ABC TV Show Royal Family, Maximus, Game of Thrones, Iwan Rheon

Black Bolt‘s brother Maximus is on board as well, and he’ll be played by Game of ThronesIwan Rheon. If The Inhumans follows Maximus’ comic story – and plays to Iwan Rheon‘s psychotic strengths as an actor – then we can count on Maximus as an antagonist to his big brother. “Clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, Black Bolt –though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.”



Marvel's Inhumans ABC TV Show Royal Family, Isabelle Cornish, Crystal

Isabelle Cornish will play Medusa‘s sister Crystal. “The youngest member of the royal family and has the ability to control the elements. Impetuous and independent she is also deeply devoted to her family.”


Marvel's Inhumans ABC TV Show Royal Family, Gorgon, Crystal, Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak


Eme Ikwuakor is Gorgon, on the far left. “Cousin of Black Bolt, a member of the Royal family, and leader of Attilan’s military. With super strong legs, complete with hooves, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp. The yin to his cousin Karnak’s yang, Gorgon would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.”


Ken Leung is Karnak, on the far right. “Black Bolt‘s cousin and closest advisor.” According to the official character description, “His gift is an ability to see the fault in all things — people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most ardent supporter and strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher.”



Marvel's Inhumans ABC TV Show, Triton, Mike Moh

Mike Moh is Triton, “Black Bolt’s cousin, he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish-like ability to live underwater.”



Sonya Balmores is Auran, “Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, a capable and no-nonsense woman. She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan.”



Crystal’s 2,000 lb canine companion; he is a two-thousand-pound dog with the ability to teleport.



Ellen Woglom is also playing an “undisclosed character” described as “smart, intense, and focused—so focused that oftentimes, social skills take a back seat. Her job at a private aerospace company is her life, second only to her passion for all things space and lunar. She’s primed to be swept up in an adventure.”

Marvel's Inhumans ABC TV Show IMAX Cinema September 2017

Interestingly, The Inhumans will debut on the big screen before moving to ABC. The first two episodes of the project are being produced for IMAX, and they’ll be released September 1st. Audiences will have the chance to see the beginning of the Inhumans‘ story in IMAX before it makes its way to the small screen.