Marvel's The Inhumans Will Share Its Showrunner With Iron Fist
Pass the Buck.
The upcoming Marvel show The Inhumans has found its showrunner. The series will premiere next year, and will be led by Scott Buck, who is also performing the same role on the new Marvel Netflix show Iron Fist.
As reported by Variety, Buck will be executive producer and showrunner on The Inhumans. Buck has previously worked as a producer on the likes of Dexter, Six Feet Under, and Rome. Iron Fist, meanwhile, is part of Netflix's roster of Marvel shows, and Buck has overseen all 13 episodes of the first season, which hits the streaming service in March next year.
The first season of The Inhumans will comprise of eight episodes, and the show premieres on ABC in September 2017. It is a co-production with IMAX, and the first two episodes will get a worldwide release in IMAX theaters. They will run for two weeks from Labor Day 2017 (September 4) in 1,000 theaters in 74 countries, before making their small-screen debut on ABC on September 26. The TV versions will include extra footage.
These opening episodes will be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, while some of the action scenes in the other six will also use the large-format technology. IMAX itself approached Marvel with the idea, and are financing the first two episodes.
An Inhumans movie was first announced in 2014, but no longer appears on Marvel's schedule. The announcement was before Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and The Wasp had been added to the studio's lineup. In addition, the story of the genetically created superhero race has already been explored on TV in Agents of SHIELD.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige insisted earlier this year that an Inhumans movie would still happen. Although The Hollywood Reporter stated last month that the TV show does not "replace" the movie, it seems unlikely that it will happen any time soon.
The Inhumans were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in a 1965 issue of Fantastic Four. Led by hypersonically voiced Black Bolt, their first self-titled comic line ran from 1975 to 1977. They have subsequently appeared in a variety of limited and ongoing series over the past four decades.
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