The New Inhumans TV Show Won't Be an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-Off

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 1:03PM
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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 1:03PM
The New Inhumans TV Show Won't Be an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-Off
So we got word today that Marvel's superpowered family of mutants from another planet, the Inhumans, are going to get their own TV show on ABC, with the first two episodes debuting in IMAX theaters. It's an interesting move, especially considering that the Inhumans were supposed to get their own movie in Phase 4 of Marvel's cinematic master plan. Soon after the official announcement of the TV show, a Marvel staff member, Joe Taraborelli, excitedly tweeted that the whole royal family would be making an appearance:



The Royal Family of the Inhumans, of course, includes the perennial favorites: Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Triton, and probably LockJaw (if you need a refresher on their powers, check out this article). Maximus the Mad, another member of the family, is usually included in the roster, but since he's usually a villain we can count on him being an antagonist.

According to THR, the new show will only have eight episodes (including the first two IMAX episodes), but won't be a spinoff of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which has dealt with Inhumans before. The new show is also not a sly attempt at sneaking in an Inhumans movie, despite the IMAX debut scheme—there's no word on whether the movie is still in the works. There's also no word on where the show is going to be set, and so far the plot is pretty vague: "ABC's The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family."

So that could mean anything from interplanetary battles with the Kree (the creators of the Inhumans) to hanging out on Earth like the X-Men and fighting more conventional villains. 

It's an open secret that Marvel's not very happy with Fox owning the TV and film rights for the X-Men (not to mention the word "mutant"), so bringing in another team that's amazingly close to the X-Men (Medusa was even married to Quicksilver at one point) might be the next best thing. Either way, the Inhumans show opens up a whole new world of superhero adventures—we'll be keeping an eye out for more details as things develop!

The Inhumans will premiere in IMAX theaters Summer 2017.
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