Inhumans Showrunner Interview

The next Marvel TV series will hit theaters before it lands on ABC. Marvel’s Inhumans will play its first two episodes on IMAX screens, albeit as a shorter cut. From showrunner Scott Buck (Iron Fist), Inhumans is a more family friendly show than Marvel’s Netflix offerings. It’s about superheroes who live on the moon, but come down to Hawaii with their teleporting dog Lockjaw.

Black Bolt (Anson Mount) is the silent king of Attilan, the Inhumans’ home on the moon. He communicates with his Queen Medusa (Serinda Swan) via a sign language that Mount created himself (so far it’s a 50 page Google doc, he says). When Black Bolt’s brother Maximus leads an uprising, the Inhumans flee to Earth where their adventure begins.

Buck spoke with /Film at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association.

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inhumans imax

Let’s give credit where credit is due: it takes a certain amount of nerve for a television show to premiere its first two episodes on IMAX screens, and ABC’s upcoming Inhumans is going where only a few episodes of Game of Thrones have gone before. But when HBO’s flagship series showed episodes on the biggest movie screens in the world, it was already beloved and massively popular. Inhumans? Many comic book readers can’t even tell you a thing about the Inhumans.

So let’s tip our hat in the general direction of Marvel and ABC for ambition alone…and then wince as we watch this new Inhumans IMAX featurette and realize that there’s no way this will go well.

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inhumans teaser

In the months leading up to its release, Inhumans has been constantly attacked for its lackluster CGI, the stiff acting performances, and most importantly, the bad wigs.

Well, the newest Inhumans teaser says “How about we fix two out of the three of these problems by getting rid of the infamous wig altogether?” That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got bald Medusa.

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After years of development for the big screen and the small screen, Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic cartoon The Jetsons will be reborn on ABC as a live-actino multi-camera comedy. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke will act as executive producers, and Gary Janetti, whose writing and producing credits include Family Guy and Will and Grace, will also executive produce and write the show. While there aren’t many other details out, the news is yet another chapter in Warner Bros. saga to bring The Jetsons back into today’s pop culture.

Bringing The Jetsons to the TV screen is probably the easiest way to introduce the show to a new audience because The Jetsons has threatened to come to theaters many, many times. Even Kanye West tried to bring The Jetsons to the big screen as the film’s creative director. Currently, Warner Bros. seems to have settled on an animated Jetsons movie, with Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon hired to bring the space-age family to the big screen. But despite Warner Bros. finally finding a way to go forward with their long-suffering Jetsons film, the question still remains: What’s so difficult about bringing a simple Hanna-Barbera cartoon to the big screen? For some possible answers, let’s turn to The Flintstones.

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inhumans character introduction

Marvel’s Inhumans continues barrelling down poorly-placed rails on its way to being a trainwreck, but you can’t blame Marvel for trying to salvage the remains before the show debuts.

As the promotional rollout continues before Inhumans makes its IMAX run and ABC premiere in September, Marvel wants you to know the characters as more than just a pair of bad wigs and discount Syfy costumes. The new teaser melodramatically introduces the Royal Family and some other core characters, along with some new footage from the series where Medusa’s hair doesn’t look completely awful. Hooray?

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Inhumans Featurette

We’re not getting a new Marvel Studios movie until Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters in November, but before then the comic book production company will try to capture fans’ attention with a new TV series on ABC that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, albeit more tangentially than directly.

Marvel’s Inhumans focuses on a royal family of genetically super-powered individuals as they try to live in a world unsure of their abilities. When a military coup creates conflict within the royal family, some escape to Hawaii, where they may find the key keeping the planet safe. But a rift in the family creates, even more, conflict as a struggle for power emerges.

A new Inhumans featurette goes behind the scenes of the upcoming series, showing off some new footage, both in front of and behind the camera. Check it out below. Read More »

shondaland netflix

Shondaland and ABC’s Thursday night lineups had become synonymous with each other for 15 years — but no longer. Shonda Rhimes is bringing Shondaland to Netflix, jumping ship from the Disney-owned television network that housed her beloved, award-winning hits like Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.

The sudden move to Netflix takes place a week after Disney announced it was pulling its movies from the streaming service. Talk about a scandal.

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Modern Family Ending

Modern Family is a staple of ABC’s programming slate, and it’s been a hit since debuting in the fall of 2009. The network ordered two more seasons of the series this past May, which will take the series to season 10. While co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan couldn’t be happier to have a series that has lasted this long, it sounds like that might also be the last one we’ll spend with the Pritchett and Dunphy families.

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The Goldbergs Weird Science

The movie-themed episodes of The Goldbergs have been fan favorites, and favorites of creator Adam F. Goldberg. Movies like The Karate Kid, Dirty Dancing, Short Circuit and Batman have provided the basis for several episodes of the family sitcom. On a Television Critics Association set visit to the Sony Studios lot, Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey told reporters that the show is doing a Weird Science episode for its fifth season premiere.

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ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey spoke with the Television Critics Association on Sunday. One of the subjects that came up was the network’s eight episode reboot of Roseanne. Fans of the series are wondering how the new series will address the show’s final season, in which the Conners won the lottery and Dan (John Goodman) died of a heart attack. Goodman is returning as a very alive Dan, and Dungey confirmed that the season premiere would address the long running sitcom’s previous season.

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