Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, and Ellen Woglom will round out the cast of "Marvel's Inhumans television series for ABC. This completes the casting for key roles in this groundbreaking series. Marvel's Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. In related news, production has gotten under way in Honolulu, Hawaii recently, with the first set photos emerging featuring Anson Mount as Black Bolt and the pre-CGI version of the massive canine Lockjaw.
It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes of the new ABC series, which will be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, will premiere exclusively in IMAX theaters for a two-week window in September 2017, prior to the 8-episode network run. Eme Ikwuakor (Concussion, Extant) plays Gorgon, cousin of Black Bolt (Anson Mount), member of the Royal family, and leader of Attilan's military. With super strong legs, complete with hooves, he can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp. The yin to his cousin Karnak's (Ken Leung) yang, Gorgon would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.
Isabelle Cornish (Australia Day, Puberty Blues) stars as Crystal, Medusa's (Serinda Swan) sister. Crystal is the youngest member of the royal family and has the ability to control the elements. Impetuous and independent she is also deeply devoted to her family. Mike Moh (Empire, Street Fighter: Assasin's Fist) plays Triton, Black Bolt's cousin, who is calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish-like ability to live underwater.
Sonya Balmores (Beyond the Break, Soul Surfer) starse as Auran, Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan, a capable and no-nonsense woman. She is fiercely loyal to the King of Attilan. Ellen Woglom (Californication, Outlaw) is playing an Undisclosed Character, described as smart, intense, and focused, so focused that oftentimes, social skills take a back seat. Her job at a private aerospace company is her life, second only to her passion for all things space and lunar. She's primed to be swept up in an adventure. The cast is rounded out by Lockjaw as himself, Crystal's 2,000 lb canine companion; he is a two-thousand-pound dog (yes, a dog!) with the ability to teleport. Here's what Executive Producer Jeph Loeb had to say in a statement.
"We're thrilled with this cast. Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya, and Ellen round out an incredible array of talent that will finally bring the Royal Family of the Inhumans to IMAX and ABC."
Marvel recently announced that Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount will star as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Misfits, Vicious) will portray Maximus, Serinda Swan (Ballers, Graceland) has been cast as the queen, Medusa and Lost alum Ken Leung is set as Karnak. It isn't known when production will begin at this time. Here's what showrunner Scott Buck had to say in his statement.
"With Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya, and Ellen portraying the rest of our leading roles, we have a strong cast that is going to add tremendous depth to our Royal Family."
Marvel's Inhumans were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel's Inhumans is executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter, Marvel's Iron Fist) along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (The Delivery, Black Sails) will direct the first two episodes. This series is a Marvel and IMAX project and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios. Take a look at the first set photos as Inhumans starts production in Hawaii.