With its Cinematic Universe, Marvel has certainly beaten its own path — whether it’s been on the TV or film front. Regardless what you may think of their network TV series (like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Agent Carter), they certainly are doing wonders with their Netflix series, which currently include the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, all of which have been both critical and fan hits.
A few weeks back, it was revealed that Inhumans, a project that has largely been considered a feature film, would in fact be moving forward as a limited TV series on ABC. While there was some real promise behind the idea — like it being shot wholly in IMAX — that enthusiasm was undercut by the realization that it would be calling a standard network its home. As great as some of these shows can be, more often than not, they don’t hold a candle to cable or streaming services, which offer much more freedom to showrunners.
Well, Marvel Television has recently made another move in the Inhumans project's favor. According to THR, Scott Buck will serve as showrunner for the Marvel series. While some fans may recognize his name from such shows as Dexter, he’s perhaps most notable for showrunning Iron First, which is another Netflix/Marvel series that is set to hit the streaming service next year.
While we can’t vouch for the quality of Iron Fist — as the show hasn’t come out yet — Marvel’s Netflix record thus far is intact. Plus, we have the added comfort that Marvel returned to Buck for yet another series. After all, they wouldn’t have returned to the showrunner if they weren’t happy with the goods he delivered. This can only mean great things for Inhumans, at least in my mind.
It is worth noting that this Inhumans project seems to be different from both the film that Marvel Studios planned on making, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff Marvel Television planned on making — though it’s likely that this will still be set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But what do you think? Is Marvel returning to a previous showrunner a good sign? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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