Marvel bringing Inhumans to both cinema and TV in 'groundbreaking' move

The historic project will arrive in 2017 having been initially pulled from the studio's third phase

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 15 November 2016 09:52 GMT

The project will be branded primarily as ABC TV series Marvel's The Inhumans, and historically, the first two episodes will premiere exclusively in IMAX cinemas for a two-week window

Plans to bring the comic book series to the big screen hit an obstacle earlier this year when the studio announced it had been pulled from its upcoming release slate.

The episodes will be released early September 2017 with the remainder of the season set to follow weekly on ABC. It is not known which channel will debut the series in the UK.

Introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965, The Inhumans are an entire race of superhumans, including Black Bolt, who all possess unique powers. The decision to build a TV series around them makes sense considering their storyline arc - involving Terrigen (the mist that generates their powers) - has been a big part of Marvel's TV projects, namely Agents of SHIELD.

The studio's TV slate has become as thriving as its cinematic one; as well as Agents of SHIELD - which is now onto its fourth season - Agent Carter enjoyed a short-lived run on ABC. Netflix is home to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist who are all set to team up in Avengers-style mashup The Defenders.

No cast has yet been announced for Marvel's The Inhumans which was officially removed from the cinematic universe's phase three in May with releases for Ant-Man and the Wasp and Spider-Man: Homecoming lined up.

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