Ken Leung Cast Marvel's Inhumans Karnak ABC

Marvel's Inhumans: Ken Leung to Play Karnak on ABC's Comic-Book Drama

ABC has found a Lost veteran to join the rapidly growing cast of Marvel’s Inhumans.

Ken Leung has signed on to play Karnak on the network’s upcoming comic-book drama, ABC announced Thursday. Based on the Marvel characters, Inhumans centers on a royal family of superhumans, led by king Black Bolt. Leung’s Karnak is Black Bolt’s cousin and closest advisor, and has the ability to see the fault in everything, from plans… to people.

Casting on Inhumans has been coming fast and furious, with Hell on Wheels‘ Anson Mount announced this week as Black Bolt, and Iwan Rheon (aka Game of Thrones‘ Ramsay Bolton) cast as Black Bolt’s conniving brother Maximus. Inhumans is slated for an eight-episode freshman season, debuting this fall on ABC after a two-week exclusive run in IMAX theaters.

This represents a homecoming for Leung, who played spiritual medium Miles Straume on ABC’s Lost, starting in Season 4 and continuing until the series wrapped up in 2010. Since then, Leung had a series-regular role on NBC’s The Night Shift as surgeon Dr. Topher Zia, leaving the show after last season. His other recent roles include Person of Interest and The Good Wife.

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8 Comments
  1. Dennis says:

    He was AMAZING on LOST!
    Will watch this!

  2. wvugirl2007 says:

    I am going to miss him on The Night Shift. I really loved Topher.

  3. Magda Apanowicz (“Kyle XY,” “Continuum”) would be great as Medusa’s sister Crystal … unless those rights are tied up with the Fantastic Four (a former girlfriend of the Human Torch and fill-in member of the FF) or the X-Men (as former wife of Quicksilver).

    • Erik says:

      She’s tied with the rest of the inhumans and was one of the characters described in the character descriptions released a few weeks ago.

  4. Joey Padron says:

    Great casting. Happy Ken will be on the show. Gonna miss him on The Night Shift in the new season.

  5. That STINKS says:

    He already played a character in X3

    • quang says:

      The studios don’t really care if actors play comic characters outside their shared universe their movies from Fox Studios. Michael B. Jordan and Olivier Munn both worked in comic movies from Fox and Marvel.