It’s always interesting to see the evolution of a project over the course of a handful of years. If you’ll recall, Inhumans was a project that was introduced to moviegoing audiences back with the rest of Marvel Studios’ Phase 3 slate. Some time later, the idea of Inhumans would be peppered into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., seeming to allude to an upcoming event that would bring together the Marvel movies and Marvel TV shows. Sadly, nothing came of it, and in the years that followed, Marvel Studios and Marvel Television splintered off in different directions. Inhumans disappeared from the Marvel Studios slate, and soon after, it was confirmed to be a TV show for ABC.
However, this wasn’t your average ordinary TV show. Marvel has always been about upping the stakes and spectacle of their properties, and they looked to be doing with with Inhumans. Yes, the show would run on ABC, but it would run as a limited eight-episode series, and it would premiere its first two episodes will debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on September 1, 2017 for a two-week run. Following that run, it will then premiere on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and air every Tuesday thereafter until complete.
Interestingly enough, this Inhumans show is not a spinoff of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so don’t expect much, if any crossover. Apart from that and the cast, there have been limited solid details surrounding this project. Now, thanks to SpoilerTV, we have a first synopsis of what to expect from this show.
Here’s the synopsis:
“After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.”
Admittedly, the synopsis is pretty bare bones in what it presents, but to those who are unfamiliar to the property, it’s just enough to get one engaged. It leaves out the name of their home (Attilan), and any other aspects that could be a potential distraction from the core story they’re trying to tell.
One question we are left with is where Attilan is located. In old comics, it was based on the moon, but there are plenty of instances where it’s been located closer to the ground. For all we know, this story could open with the Royal Family fleeing the moon and crash-landing in Hawaii, so it remains an unsolved mystery.
One thing’s for sure: we’re excited to see how this limited series aspects positively affects the quality of the show. We’ve already seen how great Marvel TV does with their 13-episode Marvel series on Netflix, so who knows? Eight episodes can very well be the sweet spot of storytelling for them.
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