Marvel’s Inhumans premieres on ABC this Friday and a new trailer has been released for the show’s upcoming debut season.
The trailer starts off with a cutesy intro where Crystal (Isabelle Cornish) is shown petting Lockjaw (which is smart, because Lockjaw is pretty much the only thing that still keeps me interested in this show). We then get to see the Terrigenesis process, in which Inhumans are exposed to Terrigen mists which unlock their latent abilities. From there, the trailer segues into the real thrust of the story, Maximus’ (Iwan Rhoen) betrayal of his brother Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and his taking over the colony of Inhumans on the moon, forcing the rest of the Royal Family to flee to Earth, where highjinks undoubtedly ensue.
You can check out the trailer below:
— Marvel’s Inhumans (@theinhumans) September 26, 2017
The reviews for Inhumans, which premiered on IMAX screens to very little fanfare, have thus far been terrible. If I’m being honest, though, this trailer is the best one I’ve seen so far, which, granted, isn’t saying much. It mostly seems to be footage taken from the first episode or two, which is a bit of a letdown, because as we already know (again, thanks to early reviews), it didn’t turn out so well. Despite this, tons of shows start off weak and improve if given enough time, so I’m still holding out hope that the show will eventually find its footing. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., another Marvel ABC series, didn’t really start to get good until towards the end of Season 1 (which was 22 episodes). These are all such great characters in the comics, so it would be a real shame if they don’t stick the landing by the time the eight episode first season wraps up.
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 on ABC at 8pm ET on September 29, 2017.
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As the “golden age of television” continues, one genre that has been on the uptick has been superhero TV shows. The CW almost has every day on lock with many DC Comics-centric TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as shows like iZombie, and the upcoming Riverdale. Other networks such as AMC and Fox (among others) have Preacher and The Walking Dead, Gotham, and Lucifer, respectively.
Marvel has been diversifying their portfolio as well. When they first introduced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they only slightly-connected their television universe with their cinematic universe. While recent corporate changes in their business structure have distanced their properties from each other, they still maintain a continuity. Shows like Agent Carter as well as the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the upcoming Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) all have events connected to their big screen counterparts. Currently, Marvel has Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans (coming next year) on ABC along with Damage Control (TBD) while Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform next year), and Runaways (developed for Hulu) are in development.
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