Marvel fans everywhere were shocked last month when news broke that the Inhumans would be coming to the small screen sooner than the big screen. The race of superhumans were originally slated to get their own feature film in 2018, but the feature was first pushed back to 2019 and then removed from the cinematic schedule altogether. Now, the Inhumans are coming to TV in a brand new way with a series in 2017, and a showrunner has been selected. Scott Buck of Dexter fame has secured the top job on The Inhumans.

Scott Buck made a name for himself on TV thanks to his work as an executive producer and writer on Showtime's Dexter from 2007 - 2013. His first project after Dexter ended in 2013 was none other than Marvel's Iron Fist, which will premiere its entire first season on Netflix in March 2017. Marvel obviously has a lot of faith in Buck's work on Iron Fist to have tapped him for The Inhumans before audiences have seen even a single episode of Iron Fist. There is no word just yet as to whether or not Buck will bring his writing talents to The Inhumans, but THR confirms that he's officially on board for the drama series.

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The Inhumans is set to cover an origin story for the race of superhumans that has been touched upon by ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Inhumans show will not be a spinoff of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however. It will follow the story of the Inhuman royal family, led by legendary Marvel Comics characters like Black Bolt and Queen Medusa. The series will likely be set in an entirely different era than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel Netflix ventures, and the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The project will be one of the most unique of Marvel to date due to the fact that it will be released on both the big screen and the small screen. The first two episodes of The Inhumans will be available in more than 1,000 IMAX theaters in 74 countries for two weeks, beginning on Labor Day 2017. Following the IMAX release, the two episodes will air on ABC before leading into the rest of the eight-episode first season. The Inhumans was ordered straight to series right off the bat, with IMAX actually paying for the first two episodes in a collaboration with ABC that could be quite lucrative for both companies. The idea is reportedly that Marvel fans will check out the initial two episodes in the theater the same way they would an MCU film, then follow the show to ABC to find out what happens next. If the strategy works, The Inhumans could win impressive ratings and perhaps even add to the viewership of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A lot rides on the shoulders of Scott Buck as the showrunner of the new series.

The Inhumans won't make its theatrical debut until September 2017, so take a look at our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what you can watch in the meantime.

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