MARVEL’s The Inhumans was once slated to be a part of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, but then a strange thing happened… the film was off the calendar, and The Inhumans started making their way into the storyline on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now the plan has been laid out, as today it was announced that IMAX Corp., Marvel Television and Disney|ABC Television Group today have entered into an “innovative agreement to exclusively premiere the new ABC series MARVEL’s The Inhumans in IMAX commercial theatres.” This marks the first time a live-action television series has debuted in this manner – and it’s a series that little is known about just yet.
From the Official Announcement: Under the agreement, a version of the first two episodes of Marvel Television’s new series “Marvel’s The Inhumans” – produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras – will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.
The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. “Marvel’s The Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
ABC, IMAX and Marvel Television also intend to work together to create a joint marketing and promotion plan for the series across their proprietary media platforms – which would be the first such cross-platform marketing launch of a television series. Today’s agreement also marks IMAX’s first time as a financing participant in a TV pilot and series.
No additional details on cast or crew are available, but you can be sure we’ll be getting details shortly… premiere date is less than a year away. Stay tuned…