ABC is developing a new Marvel series for television based on the cocoon emerging race-altered beings known as The Inhumans. The show will begin with a special in-theater premiere this fall, so one can assume a 2018 air date, and will reportedly feature the royal family of the genetically modified race. Before you get “tired head” and think that you have seen enough of them from Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D,you must be aware that the show will be closer to the comic adaptation and focus on the royal family that controls the Inhuman nation.
ABC has tried hard to keep everything a secret, but thanks to a tip received by ThatHashtagShow, they were able to correlate SAG-AFTRA casting call to the actual series. The Inhumans are no secret in the comicbook world, and it was fairly easy to line up which characters will be involved. Here is a breakdown of the characters we think will be central to the show, and their casting call description to prove it. Also, Instead of starting from the top and going down, I will start with the character I deem the most dangerous, and possibly the most powerful. In each character layout, I will follow it with the casting call description.
To start with, this guy is a d%@k. No I mean, he is truly a jerk. His personality shows it, and why not, the man could find the cornerstone of an entire city and yank it out, toppling a metropolis. His power is that he can see the weakness in anything. In the books, he recently toppled a Stark owned tower, and he could with 1 finger find a weakness in Iron Man’s armor and completely destroy the Avenger. Not to mention, he may be the coolest looking Inhuman.[KEVIN]Male. 30-40. Open. Slight of build, his mind is his greatest asset. Always prepared with a plan, his outlook on life is the glass is always half-empty and often cracked and dirty as well. Though his outlook can be grim he has a droll, dry sense of humor. SERIES REGULAR, AEP.
The leader of the Inhumans. His great power is also his weakness. If Black Bolt speaks, you die, as when he whispers his voice has the power to topple buildings and shred enemies to their guts. If he were to dare yell, he could potentially destroy the planet, but it is a lonely life never being able to talk with anyone. Luckily, he has one person in his life that understands him.[BRODERICK]Male. 30-40. Caucasian. Can say volumes with just a look. Strong, thoughtful and private, heâ€™s unaccustomed to being questioned or feeling a need to answer to anyone, to an extent that can verge on arrogance. SERIES REGULAR, AEP.
Black Bolt’s wife. She can understand Black Bolt either through telepathy or more likely, empathy. It is never fully explained, but she gets him, and without her I think Black Bolt would go insane. (Check out his recent whereabouts in the current Marvel comic run, if you can find him). Also, with a Peggy Bundy like hairdew, she is able to shoot out her massive head of hair to constrain people or even choke then to death. Let’s not forget, she is the current leader of the Inhumans, and smart as hell.[MARJORIE]Female. 30-40. Caucasian. An elegant and intelligent advisor to her husband, she struggles to find her place outside of their relationship, as others tend to view her as just a pretty face. Strong and resourceful, sheâ€™s not afraid to break the rules when the situation demands it. SERIES REGULAR, AEP.
Maximus The Mad
This is the guy I think will be the antagonist of the show. He is Black Bolt’s brother, and his powerset has always been undefined. We think he has some type of mind control, or at least suggestive, ability. But his real power is the same as Bruce Wayne’s, he is a supergenius, and creates things that no mortal man could create.[MARTY]Male. 30-40. Caucasian. Broderickâ€™s younger brother; he is intelligent, charming and articulate. He comes across as a man of the people but secretly covets power. SERIES REGULAR, AEP.
Gorgon has transistioned quite a bit recently. At first he was a physical force, but due to the deteriation of his hoof-like legs, he is now confined to a floating electrical wheelchair. (or hover chair if you will) Gorgon is manipulative, controlling, and always has a hidden agenda. All around, he is a pretty good guy, but make no mistake, he puts Inhumans above humans any day of the week.[GRADY]Male. 25-35. Open. Impetuous and brash, he has serious impulse control issues which frequently get him into trouble whether its women, booze or fighting. He loves life and lives in the moment for better or worse. SERIES REGULAR, AEP.
She is Medusa’s sister, and has become a central character in the Inhuman comic book world. She believes the Inhumans should be well know in the world and wants to fit in with modern society (usually). She controls the elements, and is also a powerhouse, so expect major CGI from her.[CHRISTINE]Female. 18-25 to play 18. Caucasian. Soulful but still learning the ways of the world, she has the arrogance of youth. Impetuous and independent she is also deeply devoted to her family. SERIES REGULAR, AEP.
Karnak’s brother. He reminds me of Abe from Hellboy, and he is an aquatic being much like Namor, being able to breathe underwater, swim fast, and likely be excellent at syncronized swimming. Easily the least powerful character I have mentioned, and chances are he could die quick spurring Karnak to completely go ape-s.[TIMOTHY]Male. 25-35. Open. SFXMU required. Supremely athletic. The ultimate picture of cool. Heâ€™s calm under pressure and willing to do anything to get the job done.
Excited for a new Marvel ABC show? Could this evolve into a 20+ episode series? Who is more powerful, Karnak or Black Bolt? Are you sick of the Inhumans yet? Speak up.