ABC Orders Marvel Series ‘The Inhumans’ For Fall 2017

inhumansWhile an Inhumans movie has been said to be in the works for a long time now, it looks like that the plans may have been shifted now.

Marvel Television and ABC Network has announced that an Inhumans centered show is coming to their network in the fall of 2017. The first two episodes will be available to watch on IMAX next fall which was revealed in a press release.

“Under the agreement, a version of the first two episodes of Marvel Television’s new series “Marvel’s The Inhumans”–produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras–will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.”

A brief synopsis of the series was also provided, as it confirms that Black Bolt and the Royal Family, will be making their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut on television.

“The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. “Marvel’s The Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”

Inhumans made their debut in the MCU through the current ABC Marvel series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. through characters like Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake, Raina, Slingshot and many more. The current arc of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is featuring Inhumans being hunted by The Watchdogs as Inhumans are now becoming public to the world. It wasn’t revealed who will be attached to work on the show as show-runners and writers. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the first season will have eight episodes.

The Inhumans marks as one of many new Marvel TV shows to come as Hulu is working on The Runaways, Freeform with Cloak & Dagger as well as Netflix having their Marvel properties in Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher. ABC Studios also has a New Warriors related series in development as a comedy featuring Squirrel Girl. While not part of the MCU, FX is getting ready to debut the X-Men related TV series Legion starring Dan Stevens in early 2017, with FOX also having an untitled X-Men related show in the works too.

Are you excited for The Inhumans on television? Who would you like to see play Black Bolt and The Royal Family? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Marvel & THR

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Ruben C Barron

    Seems to me they should’ve just made the film and followed it up with the series. Which is what they’re basically doing by making the first two episodes in IMAX and releasing them theatrically. But calling it the first two episodes just seems kind of cheap to me.

    • SAMURAI36

      The film is never gonna happen. That’s what the punchline of this is all about.

      • AlphaBlu

        You’re forgetting that Marvel Television and Marvel Studios are two separate entities. This isn’t a failure on Marvel Studios’ part beyond the inanity of the Marvel Studios vs Ike Perlmutter nonsense that caused this in the first place.

        Really this is the breaking point of Marvel television. This is the moment where Jeph “What beloved cartoon can I cancel today?” Loeb will either have to admit that not everything is connected, or start working with Marvel Studios to make the Inhumans a part of the MCU.

        If there’s an Inhumans TV show that never gets even so much as a mention in the MCU movies, then there is no MCU that branches TV and film. It’d just be film.

        • SAMURAI36

          You’re forgetting that Marvel Television and Marvel Studios are two separate entities. This isn’t a failure on Marvel Studios’ part beyond the inanity of the Marvel Studios vs Ike Perlmutter nonsense that caused this in the first place.

          I didn’t forget it. In fact, it was implied in my succinct response. The fact that Marvel TV and Marvel Studios are warring factions at this point, is the punchline, and the reason for this “TV show” even being discussed.

          Really this is the breaking point of Marvel television. This is the moment where Jeph “What beloved cartoon can I cancel today?” Loeb will either have to admit that not everything is connected, or start working with Marvel Studios to make the Inhumans a part of the MCU.

          Actually, both sides are at fault. You may be one of those fans that are in the Marvel film camp, but the reality is, these behind the scenes factions hurt the entire Marvel brand. Same as how the different studios telling disparate versions of the Marvel Universe, hurts the Marvel brand. They all have that big red Marvel logo on the product, no matter who produces it. And to this day, the general audience doesn’t know or care about the different distinctions.

          If there’s an Inhumans TV show that never gets even so much as a mention in the MCU movies, then there is no MCU that branches TV and film. It’d just be film.

          Pretty much, this. And again, this has been the punchline from the beginning.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    Inhumans were introduced on Agents of Shield…on ABC. So this makes perfect sense.

    • SAMURAI36

      If you ignore all the details, then yes, perfect sense.

  • SAMURAI36

    LMFAO. This is just a non-admission of failure on Marvel’s part. The Inhumans movie was never gonna happen, and rather than just admit that, they’d rather save face, by putting it on TV.

    But Inhumans is gonna be a fail on TV, just as it would’ve been in the theaters.

    • Axxell

      Why don’t you worry about the dumpsterfire that is the Flash movie before you worry about Marvel, hmm?

      • Napi

        Wooow… Allexxa saying nonsense… again… what a surprise…

        • Axxell

          Wow… You attacking me instead of addressing the point… Shocking…

          • Napi

            The point is that you gotta LEAVE, you got another 10 minutes to do so xDxD

          • Axxell

            Oh noes! I missed the 10 minute window! What am I gonna do now that I can’t post without Nopeen’s permission??

            LOL!

    • Chris Schroeder

      What makes you say it would be a fail in theaters?

  • Rob

    This sounds like Ike Perlmutter is trying to stick it to Kevin Feige. They hate each other and Perlmutter is probably upset that Disney sided with Feige and got him demoted to Marvel TV only.

    • Steve Steve

      I’m sure Ike is very upset he was usurped by Feige. It is for the best. I really hope he’s not letting his ego drive his business decisions.

      Inhumans would be a fantastic property for big-budget television. However, networks have not been friendly to the big-budget, short series model. The apparent lack of creative team or actors, and the fact that it is on ABC is unsettling.

      • Matias Gagliardone

        Exactly I think that if well done and with good VFX the Inhumans would be better as a series than as a movie, but I just don’t want to get my hopes up yet since it’s on ABC

  • beane2099

    There’s a few ways to see this. The obvious (and most likely) one is that this is ultimate expression of the Fiege/Permulter split. They couldn’t get the movie so they’re forcing it on tv. The other option is that Marvel Studios wants the Inhumans but just couldn’t fit it into their schedule so the tv folks are getting it in there for them. The later is far less likely than the former but I’d like to think it’s at least a possibility. That said, I don’t like anything they’ve done with the Inhumans on AoS and I was really hoping they’d just move on from it. Now they’re doubling down.

    • SAMURAI36

      I agree with most of your sentiment. I get that you (along with alot of other folks) wanna give Marvel the benefit of the doubt, but the writing is on the wall with this. And yes, they are indeed doubling down on this, which makes Feige’s comments from a couple of weeks ago, all the more disingenuous.

  • Carl

    I’d really prefer a movie but I’ll absolutely watch this show and very much look forward to it. I’m worried that the TV budget might be a problem. I don’t get the IMAX screening, are they spending a lot more on the 1st 2 episodes? That might help get some high quality costumes and sets made for the rest of the show. I’ll be there to see it in IMAX because I love the Inhumans.

  • SAMURAI36
    • G-Man

      I’m curious, do you watch any of the Marvel shows or films?
      I know you’re a big DC fan, but do you at least give the other content a chance or just dismiss it outright?

      • SAMURAI36

        You must be new here. I’ve watched every Marvel film to date (except Dr Strange; I’ll watch that this week), even though I’ve stopped paying for them since IM2.

        I watched the first half of Season 1 of AoShit, & never looked back. I haven’t seen any of the Marvel Netflix stuff; I don’t have Netflix, & I’m not about to sign up for it, just to watch some Marvel stuff that I’m really not interested in.

        My dislike for Marvel supersedes the films & shows. I’ve gone into great detail on here more than once about why I don’t care for Marvel, both as a company, or as a universe.

        • Matias Gagliardone

          Not asking you to watch them but I’m just saying there are other ways of watching the Marvel Netflix stuff without Netflix

          • SAMURAI36

            Meh, I’m good. Especially when the Luke Cage show reportedly uses the N-word in free form. That’s something I find highly offensive, & in poor taste on Marvel’s part.

          • Matias Gagliardone

            I expected something more of Luke Cage but Dardevil is great it’s probably my favorite superhero series

  • DefJ123

    Cool. Was hoping for the movie but I’ll take a TV series.

  • G-Man

    At least the whole series is only eight episodes and will be entirely shot in IMAX, gives some hope for the quality, both VFX and otherwise for the show. I really want it to succeed as the Inhumans are beloved characters of mine.

    Looking forward to seeing the first two episodes in an IMAX theater nonetheless, may be as close as I get to an Inhumans movie on the big screen at this point.

    Hopefully the show ties in with both sides of the MCU as well, I know it’ll be connected, but whether it will be connected more than SHIELD is is the real question.

    • SAMURAI36

      Umm, the article says only the first 2 eps will be shot in IMAX. Where did you get the entire series in IMAX from?

      • G-Man

        THR’s article.

        • SAMURAI36

          http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/marvel-abc-set-inhumans-tv-series-947296

          The only thing the THR says about IMAX is the following:

          Few details are known about the project, including its producers, cast and premise. The first two episodes of the series will debut in Imax theaters for two weeks in early September 2017 before moving to ABC, where they will be followed by six subsequent new episodes.

          Where exactly are you reading that all the eps are shot in IMAX?

          • G-Man

            “The Inhumans TV series will also be filmed completely with Imax cameras. ”

            Very bottom of the article.

  • G-Man

    At least the whole series is only eight episodes and will be entirely shot in IMAX, gives some hope for the quality, both VFX and otherwise for the show. I really want it to succeed as the Inhumans are beloved characters of mine.

    Looking forward to seeing the first two episodes in an IMAX theater nonetheless, may be as close as I get to an Inhumans movie on the big screen at this point.

    Hopefully the show ties in with both sides of the MCU as well, I know it’ll be connected, but whether it will be connected more than SHIELD is is the real question.

  • Seto Rendradi

    they’re going for next year release right? i’m wondering are they gonna be in infinity war. all the tv character should be there. at least for a cameo.

    • SAMURAI36

      LOL, people are still holding onto that pipe dream? When’s the last Marvel TV character you’ve seen in the movies?,

  • Steve Steve

    …on ABC?

    That network must be trying very hard to move away from family entertainment. Please ABC, learn the lessons AoS and AC should have taught you and do something good with this property.

    SEPTEMBER 2017!? They haven’t cast anyone or found a show-runner!!! FFS Marvel TV!!!

  • Grimnir13

    Now all that’s left to do is wait for the article that says: “in other news, Marvel worked out a deal with Fox for one of their more popular IPs that made them go ‘Inhumans who now?’ and bench the poor weirdos.”

    • SAMURAI36

      Good luck waiting on that. Fox plays harder ball than Disney does. You’re lucky you got the character swap that you did for GOTG.