Published On: Thu, May 11th, 2017

First photo of ABC ‘Inhumans’ team in costume

Marvel comic book readers have spent the past few years becoming familiar with the Inhumans, particularly after news that Marvel Studios had a feature film planned. After an introduction on Agents of SHIELD, the Inhumans instead have landed their own TV series, airing on ABC.

After a vague teaser landed, Entertainment Weekly published a straightforward cast photo. From left to right, that’s Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Ken Leung as Karnak, Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, and Iwan Rheon as Maximus.

Unlike the X-Men, who are a pseudo-family built after-the-fact, the Inhumans are ruled by by a royal family, specifically Black Bolt and his wife, Medusa. His voice is a deadly weapon (he speaks in sign language in the new series to avoid killing anyone with conversation) and her hair is, well, also a deadly weapon.

Inhumans will also include Lockjaw, Crystal’s massive teleporting canine companion. Marvel set Iron Fist producer Scott Buck as the Inhumans showrunner, while they additionally enlisted Black Sails helmer Roel Reiné to direct the first two episodes of the eight-episode season.

Buck (who also ran Marvel’s Iron Fist) indicates that this may be a specific creative choice, telling EW about the real look of these strange characters: “…we approach these all as real people who just happen to have these abilities, so they’re all very grounded people. We try to write them as real as possible, and then have fun with the powers when we can. We want their powers to seem like a very natural part of their personality.”

As for what the series itself is about, Buck won’t was silent.

“Basically we’re telling a story about a family at a very critical juncture in their lives. When we meet up with them, we’re going to find that pretty much everything they’ve ever known is at risk.”

Inhumans arrive on September 1.

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