– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Poor Inhumans. It never really stood a chance out there, did it? When the series was first announced to premiere in IMAX, it was one that had a lot of promise. Marvel had been killing it with Netflix (and to a lesser extent, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and by all accounts, an eight-episode limited series could bring about better quality with its lower episode count and IMAX obligations.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t really the case. In their attempts to stick to the open dates on IMAX’s schedule, they had to rush through the writing and production process, resulting in a series that looks bad on television, let alone IMAX. Additionally, the story itself was an okay concept, only poorly executed, with said execution being ruined by the writers seemingly not thinking things through at the most base of levels.

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The series got trashed by critics — or at least the first two episodes that premiered in IMAX theaters — and its IMAX run only made $2.8 million worldwide. While the series hasn’t premiered on ABC yet, the network seems to see the writing on the wall for it. The folks over at Renew Cancel TV have noted that the marketing for Inhuman’s indicates that this first season may be the end of the line.

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As you can see, the network is now advertising Inhumans as a “Complete Series” rather than a Season 1. Of course, as with all things television, nothing is set in stone, and should Inhumans find its audiences during its run on ABC, things could change, but with this move, ABC seems to be covering their bases. However, with the series resting on Rotten Tomatoes at a measly 17 percent (though admittedly from only 15 reviews), we think that probability is unlikely.

When all said and done, no matter how well Inhumans does, cancelling it does seem to be the right move. Nowadays, that red Marvel logo above a series or movie title does have certain guarantees of quality. The last thing they want to do is stick to a show that betrays that branding they’ve spent the past several years nurturing.

What do you think? Does it look like Inhumans is at the end of the line? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Renew Cancel TV

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.