Inhumans has been getting a lot of bad press and things don't look to be improving much ahead of the show's network debut this Friday on ABC. But they are going to do their best to get people to tune in. The show must go on. At least for one season. That being the case, Marvel and ABC have released a brand new, full-length trailer for Inhumans that does is best to convince fans this is a show worth watching.
ABC Television Network released the new Inhumans trailer, titled Strike Back, that provides one of the best looks at the series so far. Granted, fans had the chance to see the first two episodes of the show in theaters earlier this month, but not a whole lot of people turned up to see it. So the vast majority of people who are going to see Inhumans are going to see it on TV. This trailer plays up the drama that exists within Marvel's royal family, but it also does the smart thing by giving us a lot more Lockjaw, which is an adorable, giant, CGI dog that may be the show's best asset. If nothing else works in Inhumans, Lockjaw certainly does.
For a few years, Marvel Studios was developing Inhumans as a movie that would have debuted in 2019. That was eventually scrapped in favor of this series. That may not have been a great idea, based on the early reactions, but it's too late to turn back now. The series stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, who was possibly going to be played by Vin Diesel, back when the movie was still in development. The rest of the Inhumans cast includes Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton.
As it stands, it looks like ABC is going to make Inhumans a single season, as they have been promoting the first season as the "complete series." Considering the reactions to the first two episodes, it's no surprise that is the case. The show currently has an abysmal 6 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. During the theatrical run, it made less than $3 million worldwide. That indicates that the interest in this particular Marvel series is pretty low. That's not all that shocking since fans have been wary ever since the first photo was released. This may be a rare bomb for Marvel.
Bomb or not, ABC and Marvel still have to try to get people to tune in for Inhumans season 1, which debuts on TV this Friday. Maybe this trailer will help convince some people there could be enough to justify watching the 8 episode series, but probably not. You can check out the brand new trailer for Inhumans for yourself below.