– 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.

Check it out:

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

  • TheOct8pus

    They should just NOT air the series instead….after a while, we’d all forget it even existed, and maybe Marvel Studios could take it over like originally planned

    • RadicalAgnostic

      Fat chance of that.

  • Kronx

    I’m not surprised. I’ve only seen the trailer, but it looks like they started with the royal family rebellion in Attilan, which is a mistake. None of these characters are relatable in their native form. They require an introduction through a relatable POV.

    Think of it in Harry Potter terms. The book starts with a young boy making his way through a crappy life who discovers he’s a wizard. There’s a distinct reason it didn’t start with Dumbledore and Voldermort slinging wand spooge at each other.

    If the Inhumans had started with a high school student named Crystal finding a teleporting pug and ending the first episode in a cocoon, now we’re talking.

    Or look at Agents of SHIELD, they did a great job of starting small and building a mystery before revealing the Inhumans. The show has its flaws, but they tend to do a good job on the big picture stuff.

  • Paul Frost

    Is it a loss when nobody really wanted it to begin with? Like I thought the Inhumans had a nice shout out in AOS and there was no need to go on. I know Marvel/Disney is butt-hurt about Fox & the X-Men and they want some of that $ pie but the Inhumans probably ISN’T the best incarnation for that.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Yeah, I’m sure Marvel/Disney is butthurt and crying using their billions of dollars to wipe away the tears.

      • Weresmurf

        *dozens of billions

    • Marquis de Sade

      Projecting much?

  • Denise Heard-Bashur

    It’s such a shame about “Inhumans.” I was really rooting for it, not only because I’m a Marvel fan and dedicated follower of “AOS” but also because I was excited to see Iwan Rheon being, essentially, the lead cast member. As talented as he is, I’m sure he’ll do well in the future, but it sucks to come from such a flawless run on GoT to this. 🙁

  • axebox

    It’s simple: tune in to Gifted on FOX. There’s your “Inhumans” fix right there.

  • Michael Schnuth

    its on my cable guide as a 2 hour premiere on the 29th from 8 to 10. sounds like theyre going ahead as planned.

  • Victor Roa

    this is what happens when a studio goes with pitch “it’s like game of thrones.”

  • Mr Smart

    The failure rests entirely with the offensive non-gender-neutral wording used in the title.

    A title of “Inhuindividuals” would have assured audiences the show was respectful to womyn and the other 61 currently known genders… and the show would be setting record ratings, as well as being a critical favorite.

    When will they ever learn?

  • Alex Mendoza

    The only thing that can save the Inhumans now is them being re-introduced in a future Guardians of the Galaxy film….thats how you do it

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.