Marvel’s The Inhumans on ABC is off to a rough start, although it hasn’t technically hasn’t even started yet. Marvel’s other ABC show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has struggled to find and sustain an audience over its 4-year run, but it’s not for lack of trying. It’s also an open question whether either show will survive the fall season.
What’s odd (and unfortunate) is that the high point of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was arguably its Inhumans storyline from Seasons 2-3, which introduced the concept of Terrigen crystals and Terrigenisis to the show’s lore. Unfortunately, the choice to split off the Inhumans into its own show hasn’t exactly paid off (for either series).
According to ComicBook, Marvel might be trying to put the band back together, even if only for a short time. Inhumans actress Sonya Balmores, who plays Auran, suggested (ever so gently) that a joint storyline might be in the cards this season, saying:
“I don’t know anything about that but, I mean, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is gonna be right after us, so yeah. We’ve got Inhumans, they’ve got NuHumans, I don’t see that not being a possibility.”
Marvel has had success connecting its various Netflix shows — Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones — via character appearances, overlapping storylines, and ultimately a mini-series (The Defenders); the difference being that Marvel’s Netflix shows have higher-profile characters, better budgets, and smaller seasons, which drives their popularity — Inhumans and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might do well to skip the crossovers altogether and just merge the shows again. The question is, will it be too late to alter either show’s fate?
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Marvel’s The Inhumans hits ABC on 29 September 2017.
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