After almost two months of teasing since it was announced as part of the ABC fall schedule, Marvel’s new series “Inhumans” finally released a full-length trailer on Thursday (June 29) that you can watch above. The promising premise of the show is that all of the characters have been imbued with superpowers courtesy of a mysterious entity. While the first season is only eight episodes, they are said to tell one epic story about the fight for a fantastical kingdom (sound familiar?).
The idea of bringing these characters, who first appeared in the December 1965 issue of the Fantastic Four comic book, to the screen has been kicking around for the better part of a decade. There had been talk of a film but that was put on the back burner when the Inhumans became part of the storyline of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” beginning in season two in 2015.
The stand-alone series is part of the same timeline as that show and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It focuses on the power struggle between Black Bolt (Anson Mount), who has a voice that can shatter more than just glass, and his brother Maximus (“Game of Thrones” alum Iwan Rheon) to be king of the Attilans. They have been exiled to Earth and are fighting both with each other and against their common enemy.
Serinda Swan plays Bolt’s wife Medusa, who can use her hair as a weapon while Isabella Cornish is her sister Crystal who can control the element. One the most intriguing characters is Crystal’s pet Lockjaw. He is one powerful pooch, who can travel across space and time to but the bite on someone.
ABC is screening the first two episodes, which were directed by Roel Reine, at IMAX theaters nationwide on Sept. 1, in advance of the show’s debut on the alphabet net on Sept. 29.