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So, on 29th June, we saw the release of the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans TV series.
Featuring the Inhuman Royal Family which includes Black Bolt (portrayed by Anson Mount), Medusa (Serinda Swan), and Maximus the Mad (Iwan Rheon), the series revolves around the family who has been cast outside of the domain of the humans as outcasts.
Maximus makes the effort to try and get his family back to the world that he feels they rightly belong in, and he and Black Bolt come to an argument…kind of.
Black Bolt, of course, possesses the ability to unleash destructive power through the use of his voice – meaning even the slightest whisper uttered can level a skyscraper.
So you can imagine he doesn’t really get into many arguments.
The Inhumans teleporting super-dog, Lockjaw, comes in to whisk away his King and the pair come up in the middle of a street in a Hawaiian city.
The action looks impressive, and the premise that Marvel and ABC have promised seems to be a big chance that the studios are taking.
I’ve spoken at length about it in the past but for anyone who may not be too aware of what the studios intend to do; the first two episodes are set to premiere in IMAX cinemas on (or around) 1st of September, followed by a television debut later on in the month.
The 8-episode long season will all be shot in IMAX, a first for any TV series.
Hopefully, the pay-off will be worth the risk, as you can imagine how much money ABC and Marvel have put into this series already.
Fans online were quick to judge the series based on the trailer, with some elements being discussed heavily – like the fact that Black Bolt got hit by a baton and flinched etc. – and many were ripping the series apart before any proper content has been shown.
Some of the costumes look, shall we say…silly? and questionable, but that’s an opinion rather than an outright criticism.
On the whole, from what little footage the 2-minute long teaser offered to us, the series looks like it could be worthwhile.
Yes, at times, it did give off almost a Game of Thrones vibe and maybe that’s what you should expect from a GoT key actor.
Hopefully, it does shape up better than this and can shine outside of the Westeros shaped shadow when the series comes out.
Starring Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Queen Medusa, Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad, Ken Leung as Karnack, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Mike Moh as Triton, and Sonya Balmores as Auran, Marvel and ABC present The Inhumans, the world’s first fully IMAX TV series, and the first series – to my knowledge – that will premiere in a cinema.
The Inhumans are set to premiere on 1st September 2017, with the first 2 episodes airing over the course of 4 weeks before heading to TV screens.