Marvel Is Giving Us an Inhumans TV Show That’s Not a Spinoff and That We Can Watch in IMAX

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Marvel dropped some news late yesterday – they’re moving ahead with the Inhumans. But as a TV show that will premiere in IMAX. Oh, also it won’t be a SHIELD spinoff.

From Marvel.com:

IMAX Corp. (NYSE: IMAX), Marvel Television, a unit of Marvel Entertainment, and Disney|ABC Television Group today announced an innovative agreement to exclusively premiere the new ABC series “Marvel’s The Inhumans” in IMAX commercial theatres, marking the first time a live-action television series has debuted in this manner.

Under the agreement, a version of the first two episodes of Marvel Television’s new series “Marvel’s The Inhumans”–produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras–will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.

Well this is…weird. You may recall Marvel had Inhumanns scheduled as a movie not too long ago. They pulled it from their release schedule and the latest we’d heard was studio head Kevin Feige saying, “I think Inhumans will happen for sure. I don”t know when. I think it”s happening on television. And I think as we get into Phase 4 as I”ve always said, it could happen as a movie. I think it would be super cool.”

At the time I assumed he was talking about what was already happening on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, where Inhumans had been worked into the story thanks to Terrigen Crystals. Looks like he might have been referring to this new project instead.

The Hollywood Reporter added to the news but first of all I must point out this line, “Few details are known about the project, including producers, cast and premise.” Yeah, that’s strange. Even stranger? They write, “Sources note that this is not the planned Inhumans feature film, which was initially set for July 2019 but pulled from the schedule. It is also not a spinoff of Marvel drama Agents of SHIELD, which has spent a good deal of time exploring a storyline about its Inhumans.”

Why wouldn’t it be a spinoff? It’s all very bizarre, right down to the heavy business-speak of the press release. THR also notes the series is currently set for eight episodes, which really just sticks a knife in the side of Agent Carter fans. But what do you all think? Are you excited for an Inhumans show regardless?

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  • Excited, yes. Would prefer more Agent Carter, however. I think AC could be brought back in a Sherlock-esque format. 3 “feature length” stories that feel like TV movie events, all of them further detailing her exploits and the early days of SHIELD.

    I love the Royal Family, though, so bring that on too!