Inhumans Cast Iwan Rheon Maximus

Game of Thrones Villain Cast as Maximus in Marvel's Inhumans

Iwan Rheon‘s last TV gig had him playing someone sub-human. Now, he’ll play one of ABC’s Inhumans.

The Game of Thrones alum has been cast as
Maximus in the upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans, the series announced Tuesday.

The eight-episode series will tell the story of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the comics, Maximus is Black Bolt’s somewhat deranged brother/adversary. In the series, per the official release, “Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King — although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.”

The first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theaters during a two-week window in early September, before the show makes its broadcast debut.

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.

Rheon played Game of Thrones‘ sadistic Ramsay Snow Bolton for four seasons. His other credits include the British sitcoms Vicious and Misfits.

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18 Comments
  1. Polly says:

    BEST. CASTING. EVER.

  2. Luis Roman says:

    Question is, will SHIELD be around for us to figure out how the royal family ties in to these Inhumans?

  3. Jon Willis says:

    At this point does anyone really care anymore? Agents of shield has done such a bad job with inhumans that it’s tainted them beyond repair

    • Cornelius says:

      While this is true I’m curious how the Inhumans show will explain inhumans if it won’t be including AoS’s storyline (fish oil pills or w.e it was)

  4. Cornelius says:

    “The new Inhumans series, by all accounts, will have no ties to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however”

    AoS has no luck what so ever when it comes to branching out into other shows/movies. Shame as this season has been pretty good so far.

  5. richard says:

    “Misfits” was not a sitcom.

  6. Ryan says:

    This is f’ing perfect

  7. Cas says:

    Gosh I was so happy when he finally died on GOT. With that said, given how the ratings for AOS are so terrible why are they trying to premiere this in theaters?

    • Erik says:

      Because this is marvels way of having an inhumans movie without actually having it. Also the IMAX company is helping to produce it.

  8. Superwoman says:

    He was also in Our Girl..Brit war drama

  9. aha says:

    I have such a strong feeling this will bomb hugely.

  10. Diggory says:

    I think he could have done better

  11. Joey Padron says:

    Great first casting for Inhumans show. Can’t wait for more casting news for the other characters on the show!

  12. redjane12 says:

    Yay for Iwan…. Before he was the brilliantly horrific Bolton bastard (in every sense), he played masterfully a nice guy in the British ‘Misfits’ so this sounds like FANTASTIC casting….

  13. Scribe says:

    Was barely interested – now I’m there. I’m fan of the actor who can play such different extremes, comedic in Vicious, utter bas@#$% in GOT and heroic in Misfits.

    Great to see him back!

  14. Lori says:

    Big fan of his, good for him. I was kind of blah about this show, but with this casting I’m more interested.

  15. taylorrness says:

    awwwww man. I really love Iwan Rheon but this show seems awful and I won’t be watching. he deserves a lot better.