Last year, ABC and Marvel TV made the big announcement that Black Bolt and the Royal Family would be making their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of the television series The Inhumans which got picked up straight to series.
It was announced today that Eme Ikwuakor (Concussion), Isabelle Cornish (Australia Day), Mike Moh (Empire), Sonya Balmores (Beyond the Break), and Ellen Woglom (Californication) have all been cast as Gorgon, Crystal, Triton, Auran and as well as a mystery character (Woglom) respectively who will be joining Iwan Rhoen, Anson Mount, Serinda Swan and Ken Leung who are playing Maximus the Mad, Black Bolt, Medusa and Karnak respectively on The Inhumans.
Their characters are described as follows:
“Gorgon (Ikwuakor), cousin of Black Bolt – 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 ying to his cousin Karnak’s (Ken Leung) yang, Gorgon would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.
Crystal (Cornish), Medusa’s (Serinda Swan) sister – Crystal is 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.
Triton (Moh), Black Bolt’s cousin – he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish—like ability to live underwater.
Auran (Balmores) – Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, a capable and no-nonsense woman. She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan.
Woglom’s mystery character – 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.”
In addition to that, Lockjaw, the 2000 pound dog is joining the series too.
“Lockjaw – Crystal’s 2,000 lb canine companion; he is a two-thousand-pound dog with the ability to teleport”
Executive Producer and Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb said this in a statement about these latest additions.
“We’re thrilled with this cast. Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya and Ellen round out an incredible array of talent that will finally bring the Royal Family of the Inhumans to IMAX and ABC”
Iron Fist’s Scott Buck, who will be the show-runner and executive producer on the series, added the following.
“With Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya and Ellen portraying the rest of our leading roles, we have a strong cast that is going to add tremendous depth to our Royal Family.”
The first two episodes will be directed by Roel Reine (Admiral, The Delivery) and shown in IMAX theaters during the first two weeks of September. The Inhumans marks as one of several upcoming shows from Marvel TV. Hulu recently revealed their cast of heroes and villains for The Runaways, while Freeform recently cast the leads and supporting characters for Cloak & Dagger which is set to premiere in 2018.
Netflix have their Marvel properties with 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. There is also John Ridley’s mystery Marvel show that he has been working on for ABC for the past few years. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) has his untitled X-Men series that has officially been given a pilot order by FOX. The first episode, which is set to be directed by Bryan Singer, is getting its cast together as several actors have joined the series.
“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.”
Marvel’s The Inhumans, starring Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan (Smallville) as Medusa, Iwan Rhoen (Game of Thrones) as Maximus the Mad and Ken Leung (LOST) as Karnak, premieres on Tuesday, September 26 on ABC – no official timeslot has been given yet.
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