In an unsurprising piece of news, ABC has opted to cancel Marvel’s Inhumans rather than commissioning a second season of the expensive, underwhelming and not-very-popular series.
Inhumans was an optimistic project in the first place. It was shot on IMAX cameras, launched with special cinematic screenings, and its story tackled a group of colourful superhuman individuals living in secret on the Moon. It may have had the Marvel brand behind it, but it was still a risky undertaking.
Inhumans‘ one and only season launched to poor reviews in September 2017, and viewers steadily drifted away as the 8-episode season careened towards its December 2017 finale. Pretty much everyone assumed that Inhumans wouldn’t be coming back for a second bite of the cherry, and now the network has made that the official. ABC has cancelled the show, and there’s no chance that any other network would want to pick it up.
Anson Mount, who starred in the series as an Inhuman named Black Bolt, has already moved on: he will play Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek: Discovery season 2. Iwan Rheon, who played Maximus, has shot a bunch of new films since Inhumans wrapped up its production. And showrunner Scott Buck, according to IMDb, is working on a single-camera comedy series entitled Fobbit.
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