To find the lead for its upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans, ABC went to hell. On wheels.
Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount will play Black Bolt in the upcoming comics-based drama, Marvel announced Tuesday.
Per the official release, Black Bolt is the “enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.”
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; the show will make its broadcast debut after that.
Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon recently was cast as Black Bolt’s brother/adversary Maximus.
In addition to AMC’s Hell on Wheels, Mount’s TV gigs include Dollhouse, Conviction and Third Watch.