hasn’t even faced audiences yet, but the folks over at Marvel TV must be pretty happy with it because they’re officially re-teaming with showrunner Scott Buck
for their upcoming ABC/IMAX collaboration, The Inhumans
. Before Iron Fist
, Buck served as showrunner on Dexter for the long-running Showtime series final three seasons and worked in various producer capacities on Rome
, Six Feet Under,
and The Oblongs
Based on the beloved comic series created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the eight-episode series centered on a race of superpowered mutants will debut next fall in an unprecedented IMAX theatrical rollout before airing on ABC. IMAX CEO Greg Foster recently revealed that that the first two episodes of The Inhumans will feature about 80 minutes of content, and confirmed that they will debut exclusively in IMAX theaters across all territories on or around September 1st. The episodes will enjoy a two-week theatrical run before ABC premieres the first episode on September 26th. The plan is for the eight episodes of the series’ first season to run on consecutive Tuesdays.
Image via HBO
The Inhumans follows a hybrid Human-Kree race, each of whom has their own signature ability meant to restore an evolutionary equilibrium. While the Inhumans have appeared on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the long-running series’ most beloved characters have yet to make their live-action screen debut. Per the series announcement, The Inhumans “will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”
The series breaks new ground for IMAX, who is no doubt looking at The Inhumans as a test case for fully diving into TV production. Foster confirmed to his investors that they’re already on the hunt for a second series and hopeful that The Inhumans will spawn subsequent seasons. Given the tight eight-episode run, it’s not yet clear if Marvel’s creative vision for The Inhumans is for a limited or ongoing series, but based on the Marvel model, I think it’s safe to assume we’ll see more if the show is a hit.
We’ll get our first look at the Marve/Scott Buck partnership when Iron Fist debuts on Netflix March 17, 2017.