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– by David Kozlowski

Marvel’s The Inhumans on ABC is off to a rough start, although it hasn’t technically hasn’t even started yet. Marvel’s other ABC show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has struggled to find and sustain an audience over its 4-year run, but it’s not for lack of trying. It’s also an open question whether either show will survive the fall season.

What’s odd (and unfortunate) is that the high point of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was arguably its Inhumans storyline from Seasons 2-3, which introduced the concept of Terrigen crystals and Terrigenisis to the show’s lore. Unfortunately, the choice to split off the Inhumans into its own show hasn’t exactly paid off (for either series).

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According to ComicBook, Marvel might be trying to put the band back together, even if only for a short time. Inhumans actress Sonya Balmores, who plays Auran, suggested (ever so gently) that a joint storyline might be in the cards this season, saying:

“I don’t know anything about that but, I mean, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is gonna be right after us, so yeah. We’ve got Inhumans, they’ve got NuHumans, I don’t see that not being a possibility.”

Marvel has had success connecting its various Netflix shows — Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones — via character appearances, overlapping storylines, and ultimately a mini-series (The Defenders); the difference being that Marvel’s Netflix shows have higher-profile characters, better budgets, and smaller seasons, which drives their popularity — Inhumans and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might do well to skip the crossovers altogether and just merge the shows again. The question is, will it be too late to alter either show’s fate?

Are you planning to watch either of Marvel’s shows on ABC this fall? Let us know in the comments down below!

Marvel’s The Inhumans hits ABC on 29 September 2017.

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SOURCE: ComicBook

  • jonathing

    i liked the way they did crystals hair

    • Black_Ace

      Terrible actress though. But at least she’s HOTTTT.

      • J’Accuse

        The only good actress on the show is the scientist.

        • jonathing

          she looked too much like felicity from arrow

          • J’Accuse

            It’s the glasses.

      • Deplorable_Me

        Most of the acting in Inhumans seems awful but I have seen all the major actors and actress in other things and they were good. I think the writing is awful. Bad writing can make any actor or actress seem crappy.

    • J’Accuse

      Yeah, I always thought she was wearing some weird ribbon.

  • Mad Barchetta

    For the record, I still believe AoS is the flat-out best comics-based series on broadcast television. Certainly since the first two seasons of Arrow and maybe season one of The Flash. The storylines are complex, lacking in serious holes, involve multi-layered characters who don’t seem bound by soap opera conventions, and consistently kept me eager for the next episode. Yeah, the first half of season 1 was a bit meh, and some folks seem to have never gotten over that, but the show has only steadily improved since then. So, yeah, I’ll be watching.

    Just starting with Inhumans and I will wait till it’s over before rendering judgment, but if it turns out to be lousy, I would just as soon the two never cross paths. In many ways, it makes sense that they would, given the history of Inhumans in both series, but I might prefer that AoS explore newer territory this season. As we know they start in space, it would seem that’s exactly what they are doing.

    On a tangential note, I wonder if Marvel enforced the renewal of the show this year because there are plans to tie in into Infinity War, and quite possibly draw the story of Phil Coulson to its close in the process. Thus, AoS ends with Infinity War, essentially. Just a thought.

    • Deplorable_Me

      While I have already judges Inumans to be garbage I agree that the two should remain separate. That way they can just cut away the Inhumans show and pretend it never even happened.

  • nomadttocs

    I’ll give inhumans a season to get better,1st season of aos was bad now it’s pretty good.but I’m a big fan of the inhumans in the comics

  • WTFITBS

    I would love to see a complete Inhumans made in a real film franchise be a possibility. You can’t do the Inhumans any justice on a tight budget; the characters are too outlandish, live on an orbiter around the Moon and have God-like abilities that shouldn’t be marginalized.

  • surethom

    Will the Inhumans be coming to the UK anytime soon?

David Kozlowski is a writer, podcaster, and visual artist. A U.S. Army veteran, David worked 20 years in the videogame industry and is a graduate of Arizona State University's Film and Media Studies.