Marvel’s Inhumans had a two-hour premiere last night on ABC to begin its first season, and the ratings were not up to par.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the TV launch of the show only averaged a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 with only 3.8 million viewers. Of course, this is not exactly unexpected. The newest addition to Marvel’s television slate showed its first two episodes in IMAX last month and not only did poorly at the box office but was also panned by critics.
This comes after low-ratings were cited as a reason that fellow Marvel-ABC show Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was almost canceled by the network this year, before parent company Disney stepped in to ensure its continuation. Disney has an incentive to keep SHIELD on the air, as it gives one of their top branded properties a weekly presence on a major network, as well as providing content when it decides to launch its own streaming service in a few years. Whether or not these factors will play into Inhumans being renewed or continuing on in some form remains to be seen.
Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Iwan Rhoen as Maximus, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Ellen Woglomas as Louise.
“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 can be seen Friday nights on ABC at 8pm ET.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
6 Superheroes Who Deserve Animated Shows
One of the greatest tools in the craft of filmmaking is the often overlooked art of animation. Animation is a tool that can bring any drawable creation to life in vibrant ways without the limitations of a budget or having to find a way to pull something off in real life. Animation can be as far out and unhinged as it wants to be.
The art of the comic book is very similar to that of animation. Comics often show heroes doing things that could never happen in the real world. As much as live action can capture a lot of these moments, animation allows for much more freedom. Animated superhero shows have been popular for quite some time now, and some have even received critical acclaim for their depiction of comic book characters and honoring the source material.
With all this in mind, I decided to write about 6 heroes who deserve their own animated shows. Click Next to get started!