Marvel Completes Casting for ‘Inhumans’
Marvel has completed casting for its upcoming project, the series Inhumans.
Based on the characters first introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965, the ABC show will explore the superhumans and, more specifically, the untold story of the royal family including Black Bolt, the commanding king of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful, a whisper by him could level an entire city.
Inhumans have appeared before in the Marvel universe, first being revealed in another ABCs Marvel show, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.“, with the world divided on whether or not they are allies or threats to be monitored or wiped out.
The cast of the series regulars includes Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels, In Her Shoes, Non-Stop) as Black Bolt, the silent and regal leader whose expressions and leadership speak volumes when he cannot even mutter;
and Ken Leung (The Sopranos, Rush Hour, Lost) who has been cast as Karnak, another close advisor to Black Bolt, martial arts expert and philosopher to their people. His abilities allow him to see the fault in anything, from physical structures to plans and people.
Full character descriptions have been released for the most recently announced cast members, which include:
Eme Ikwuakor (Extant, Concussion, Ink) as Gorgon: Cousin of Black Bolt, and a member of the Royal family, and leader of Attilan’s military. With hooved and super powered lower legs, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp. Known for a fiery temper, he would rather fight his way through a situation than talk.
Isabelle Cornish (Puberty Blues, Home and Away, Sea of Fire) as Crystal: Medusa’s sister and the youngest member of the royal family, whom she is deeply devoted to. Crystal has the ability to control the elements.
Mike Moh (Empire, The Man from Death, Street Fighter: Resurrection) as Triton: Black Bolt’s cousin, he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His ability is his adaptability to live underwater, much like a fish.
and Ellen Woglom (Hated, April Showers, Castle) as an undisclosed character who is described as smart, intense, and focused, if somewhat anti-social. With an enormous passion for all things space and lunar, her career a private aerospace company is her life; at least until adventure comes along.
Fans will also be delighted to know that Lockjaw, the 2,000 lb. dog with the ability to teleport will also be appearing in the series.
“We’re thrilled with this cast. Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya and Ellen round out an incredible array of talent that will finally bring the Royal Family of the Inhumans to IMAX and ABC,” said executive producer and Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb.
Showrunner and executive producer Scott Buck added, “With Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya and Ellen portraying the rest of our leading roles, we have a strong cast that is going to add tremendous depth to our Royal Family.”
Executive producers on the series are Buck, Loeb and Jim Chory. Roel Reine will direct the first two episodes. Marvel Television and ABC Studios are co-producing.
Inhumans will premiere this fall with an eight-episode season, and a special two-episode preview in IMAX theaters.