Although it was originally supposed to hit silver screens as part of Marvel’s Phase Four, Inhumans will now be hitting the small screen instead. Marvel has announced a TV series that will spotlight the property to debut on IMAX screens in Sept. 2017 before moving to ABC, which is currently the home of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
The first two episodes of the series will be shown on IMAX screens for two weeks before moving to ABC, which will be the first time a live-action series debuts this way. Inhumans was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. The property follows Inhumans, or super-humans with distinct and abnormal powers. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already introduced the idea of Inhumans, so it seems natural for them to eventually join S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” said co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group Ben Sherwood in a statement. “It highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”
“This first-of-its-kind multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global fanboy demographic,” explained IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond. “It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”
“We’re happy to see this unique deal come together, working with our partners,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Television, Publishing & Brand. “In an ever-changing world of distribution and consumption, it’s very exciting to be part of a groundbreaking initiative that takes us to the forefront of this evolution.”