Monday, November 14, 2016

ABC and Marvel Team for 'The Inhumans' Series, Set for Fall 2017 Debut

Marvel and ABC are once again teaming up on new series. This time they be working on a series adaptation of The Inhumans. The drama has already been given an 8-episode straight-to-series from ABC and will make history as the first series to debut in IMAX theaters.

Few details were immediately released about the new series. However, ABC and Marvel confirmed that the first two episodes of the series will debut in IMAX theaters for two weeks in Summer 2017 before moving to ABC in September where they will be followed by six subsequent new episodes.

The Inhumans are a race of super-humans with diverse and singularly unique powers. They were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. They have also played a role on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, the new series is not a spinoff of the Marvel drama nor is it the planned Inhuman feature film which was initially set for July 2019 but pulled from the schedule.

The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.

No writers, cast or producers will announced for the new drama. 

"This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience," said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group. "It highlights Disney|ABC's unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach."