Marvel's The Humans TV Series

Marvel's Inhumans Series Set at ABC, to Follow Black Bolt and Royal Family

ABC is growing its comic book empire with Marvel’s Inhumans, a live-action drama slated to air on the network next fall.

The new, eight-episode series will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.

The first two episodes will actually premiere in IMAX theaters during a two-week window in early September, before the show makes its broadcast debut. (An Inhumans film was originally slated for November 2018, then pushed to 2019… and then delayed again with no new projected date. Is this what it became? Discuss. Update: It’s not.)

A race of superhumans with diverse and unique abilities, the Inhumans were introduced to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during Season 2 when Chloe Bennet’s Skye, via terrigenesis, evolved into the Inhuman later dubbed Quake. The new Inhumans series, by all accounts, will have no ties to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however.

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  1. TvPeong says:

    Is it not going to be a movie anymore?

    • Wordsmith says:

      Correct. The planned film was cancelled, and this series will most likely be taking its place in terms of the story.
      Though they could always choose to make a new and different Inhumans movie later on, if it seems like a viable plan.

    • Jim says:

      I know most people who like Marvel movies and television don’t read comics, so I’ll just say that over the last half decade Marvel has poured an enormous amount of resources and effort into developing the Inhumans IP and it has been met with a resounding “meh” by fans. They have been entirely unable to find a take on the concept that engendered enthusiasm or popularity. And I really, really can’t overstate how much they tried, and just how hard they’ve been pushing them. They’re all over the entire publishing line getting involved in almost every single story. I’m sure the original plan was to make a movie when 2018 was far off in the future and they thought they could build story groundwork and a fanbase leading up to it, but that didn’t materialize. Creators haven’t been able to find an interesting story in all that time for them to adapt. There’s just no “there” there with the Inhumans. This television project sounds like an attempt to salvage some of that investment in whatever way they can, probably by using them to tell low-rent X-men knockoff stories, which honestly is just fine for network TV. I’m sure it will be entertaining enough to watch, like SHIELD is, even if like SHIELD it really isn’t great.

      • Dj says:

        Once Marvel films got out from under marvel and started reporting directly to Disney executive the Inhumans movie was killed, it was a pet project of Marvel Ceo who stills controls Marvel tv which is why Inhumans is headed to ABC.

      • aplwrites says:

        You mean like GotG? You know, that property that only hardcore comic readers even knew about let alone read. Good thing they didn’t make that movie!

        If they were truly invested in making a movie, it would be made. This studio has no fear, GotG and Ant-man prove that. Most likely, they just didnt have a place for them in the movie MCU cannon or couldnt get a script they liked.

        • Jim says:

          No not like GotG. Not many people outside of hardcore comic readers had ever heard of GotG before the movie but the material, starting with the whole Annihilation saga, had been very enthusiastically received among those who did read it. GotG’s issue was just one of exposure not one of quality of the concept. That’s a much easier hurdle to surmount in launching a successful film. It’s like you said, they couldn’t get a script they liked because they’ve been unable to make something good out of the Inhumans concept, ever, despite trying really hard over the last half decade.

  2. Is this American Crime producer John Ridley’s secret Marvel TV project?

  3. Wordsmith says:

    Interesting. If this is indeed part of the MCU continuity, they’ll have to tread pretty carefully to avoid/explain potential plot conflicts with Agents of Shield. For example, where have these so-called Royals been all this time and why has nobody in the Inhuman community mentioned them?

  4. z says:

    So Agents of SHIELD is getting canceled

  5. Brock Hard says:

    Because Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter have been roaring successes *smdh*

  6. peterwdawson says:

    I kinda wondered if ABC was going to back off Marvel projects after cancelling Carter and nixing Most Wanted. I guess not.

  7. Erica says:

    After, all the start and stops of the other MCU shows in the last year, I’l believe it when I see it.

  8. datdudemurphy says:

    Bah…..this needed to be on cable.

    Hopefully they do this right.

  9. Michael Summerset says:

    Agents of SHIELD hasn’t been doing well lately. But if this season gets 22 episodes that will give them 88, and a 12 episode season will give them their 100. So we’re sure to get at least a half year renewal.

    I’m guessing what they’ll try is to put the new Inhumans show on in the fall for 13 episodes then replace it with AoS in the Winter/Spring. That way if the new Inhumans series doesn’t do well they’ve still got AoS and if it does do well they can make next season AoS’s last season. Then the following season AoS gets replaced with the Inhumans series.

  10. Luis Roman says:

    Vin Diesel for Black Bolt? It’s the role he was born to play.

  11. Jason says:

    This will be tough to do perfectly on a tv budget. Maybe if they make the seasons more comparable in length to the Netflix shows they can pour more money into the FX budget. The cosmic scale of this story is going to be a serious challenge.

  12. wordeducer says:

    So, are we going to have a silent main protagonist for the TV series? Lots of voiceovers?

  13. Cynthia says:

    Not sure how I feel about this but I will watch bc I love Marvel and I have been waiting for the Inhumans.

  14. bruce says:

    This as such a bad idea first of all the budget the inhumans are technically humans who are bidding on earth with advanced technology
    They would ruin the culture and technological aspect of their origin the costumes would be so awful
    Yes the CGI would be so cheap it would ruin their powers

  15. Will Quake be part of this? If it was me, i would set it up for Quake to be part of this

  16. Jon says:

    I would suggest this would be a better fit for Netflix (or just make a movie). If this is done right the budget is going to be crazy for 20+ episodes on network TV.

  17. Joey Padron says:

    Glad The Inhumans project will be made into a TV series! Can’t wait to see it!

  18. Chris says:

    vin Diesel=Black Bolt. Make it happen!

  19. ladylavinia1932 says:

    More Inhumans . . . after two-to-three seasons of them. God.

  20. WB says:

    It’s only going to be 8 episodes