Marvel Entertainment’s television offerings just got bigger. The company has announced that Marvel’s The Inhumans, a new superhero series about Black Bolt and his royal family, will debut in Imax theaters next year and then air weekly on ABC.
The first two episodes of the series will run exclusively on the big screen for two weeks in September, with the weekly series premiering in the fall.
Filmed entirely with Imax digital cameras, the series is to focus on the titular race of superhumans first introduced by Marvel Comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. In the comics, the Inhuman royal family is led by Black Bolt, whose voice can level a city, and also includes such colorful characters as prehensile-haired Medusa, element-controlling Crystal, and teleporting dog Lockjaw.
Inhuman characters have appeared on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which also airs on ABC, although the new series is not billed as a spin-off. Presumably Inhumans will further flesh out the mythology of the larger Marvel cinematic universe, which encompasses movie franchises like Iron Man and the Avengers as well as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Netflix shows such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.
Marvel previously had an Inhumans film scheduled to hit theaters in the summer of 2019, but the studio delayed the film earlier this year. A new release date has not been announced, and it’s currently unclear whether or how the Inhumans series might affect the Inhumans film. A spokesperson for Marvel’s film division did not respond to EW’s request for clarification.