Reactions to the first trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans were less than enthusiastic, to say the least, with criticism being directed primarily towards the poor production values. With many fans pointing to the CGI hair for Medusa as one of the most notable examples of the show’s lackluster special effects, actress Serinda Swan addressed the criticism during the Television Critics Association press tour.
Swan defended the quality of the special effects, noting that specific software has to be built in order to depict the character’s ability to animate her hair:
“It’s never been done before. So, there’s going to be issues and there’s going to be issues and there’s going to be trials and tribulations. The CGI … there was software that had to be built for it.”
“If we only did things that were perfect, we would never start, and so, it’s a really phenomenal start.”
It certainly appears as though the creative team behind the series have spent a considerable amount of time defending the show as a ‘work in progress’ and time will tell if the concerns held by fans are warranted. However, with the series set to debut in less than one month and then begin an 8-episode run at the end of September, it seems unlikely that the series will have enough time to course correct if it is met with the same mixed reception as the trailers.
“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.”
Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Iwan Rhoen, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores and Ellen Woglomas.
The first two episodes will be screening in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting on September 1.
Marvel’s Inhumans will then premiere on ABC at 8:00 pm ET on September 29