Yesterday evening, Marvel made the surprising announcement that they’ll be bringing The Inhumans to television. It caught people off guard for a number of reasons, mainly because for years we’d heard that the studio wanted to introduce the characters into the MCU, with a possible solo outing for them set for Phase 4.
It seems as if those plans have now changed and instead we’ll be seeing Black Bolt and the royal family on the small screen. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, mind you. Sure, it may not be a Netflix show, but it’s pretty clear that Marvel is hoping to make this quite different from their other efforts on ABC.
For one, we know that it’ll premiere in IMAX theatres and with the first two episodes being shot on IMAX cameras, we’re likely in for something pretty special. In fact, The New York Times tells us that The Inhumans will boast “cinema-quality visual effects” and be “enhanced due to IMAX technology.”[zergpaid]
Not only that, but instead of having a 22 episode first season, the show will run for just 8 instalments and will not be considered a spinoff of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is great to hear as it’ll open up The Inhumans to a wider audience, as not everyone watches S.H.I.E.L.D. In fact, if the recent ratings are anything to go by, it seems that fewer people are watching it than ever before.
Finally, we’re also hearing today that the series will be set in the present day with some of the action taking place on the moon. No further details were revealed about the plot or how it will fit into the overall Marvel universe, but now that the cat’s out of the bag, you can expect to learn more shortly.
The Inhumans is set to arrive next Fall on ABC, and given everything we’ve heard about it so far, it really does sound like it’ll be something totally unique and unlike anything we’ve seen on television before – at least as far as superhero/comic book properties go.