It was announced today that LOST star Ken Leung has been cast as Karnak who will be joining Iwan Rhoen, Anson Mount and Serinda Swan who are playing Maximus the Mad, Black Bolt (Karnak’s cousin) and Medusa respectively on The Inhumans. Last fall, ABC and Marvel made the 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.
“His gift is an ability to see the fault in all things – people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most ardent supporter and strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher. “
Marvel TV President and executive producer of the series, Jeph Loeb, said the following about the casting of Leung as Karnak.
“Ken brings both a wisdom and a power to the role that no one else could match,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb. “His Karnak will be awesome.”
Iron Fist’s Scott Buck, will be the show-runner and executive producer on the series, also added this about his casting.
Ken Leung has a great natural intelligence that reads clearly and will add depth and complexity to the very complicated character of Karnak.”
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.
“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 and Iwan Rhoen (Game of Thrones) as Maximus the Mad, premieres on Tuesday, September 26 on ABC – no official timeslot has been given yet.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly