– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Earlier this week, EW shared our first look at Marvel’s Inhumans. The pictured showed a very familiar-looking Royal Family. Sure, they didn’t look EXACTLY like their comic book counterparts, but considering the fact that, you know, it’s TV, I think we could forgive it. The main thing we’re hoping for here is a compelling narrative and likable characters.

Well, if this initial teaser is any indication, I’d say we’re on the right track. The teaser contains no actual footage, but we hear some dialogue from the show as the main logo comes into focus. Take a look down below:

As you heard, not everyone in the city of Attilan is happy — namely Black Bolt’s brother, Maximus, portrayed by Iwan Rheon, best known for his sadistic portrayal of Ramsay Snow in Game of Thrones. It seems that family struggles, political intrigue, clashes of ideals, and a fight for a throne will the name of the game here. As expected, Maximus looks to be the main antagonist of the Royal Family here. Clearly, he seems to think very little of Black Bolt, and is ready to take the throne by force if necessary. 

However, if you were worried about Rheon portraying another ridiculously evil character, you’re wrong — at least according to the showrunner Scott Buck.

“We were so thrilled to get Iwan. We didn’t want to create just a simple villain who’s evil for the sake of being evil. Our Maximus is a different, more complicated, more real, and more compelling version.”

Below if the official synopsis for Inhumans:

“After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.”

The first two episodes of Inhumans hits IMAX theaters on September 1, 2017.

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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.