Marvel’s latest TV series ‘Inhumans’ has rounded out the rest of its cast including the man who will play Black Bolt…
Marvel and ABC have moved swiftly to round out the cast for the upcoming series ‘Inhumans’.
In the comic books, the Inhumans are a group of people gifted abilities after being exposed to Terrigen mist, which ties back into the ancient alien race known as the Kree, who did make an appearance in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as well as Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Iwan Rheon was already previously cast as Maximus, who is a fiercely dedicated member of the Inhuman Royal Family while still harboring resentment that he’s not the one in charge rather than his brother Black Bolt.
This week, Marvel announced the rest of the key cast for ‘Inhumans’ including the lead roles playing Black Bolt and his wife Medusa.
Anson Mount — best known for his work on the AMC series ‘Hell on Wheels’ will play Black Bolt, the leader of the Inhumans and the kind of the Royal Family. Black Bolt is the ominous leader of the Inhumans, who stays largely silent due to the destructive power of his voice. Even the slightest whisper can unleash a wave of devastation so Black Bolt typically stays silent while passing along orders through his intermediaries.
Serinda Swan — best known for roles in ‘Graceland’ and Ballers’ — will place Medusa, Black Bolt’s wife, and part of the hierarchy of the Royal Family. Medusa’s power allows her to control her hair the way that most people use their hands and fingers, except every strand on her head can be unleashed while under her every command.
Ken Leung — best known for his part on ‘Lost’ as well as ‘The Sopranos’ — will play Karnak, who is Black Bolt’s most trusted advisor who’s special ability allows him to see faults in all things — people, places, structures, and everything else – and he’s fiercely loyal to his king.
Eme Ikwuakor (“Concussion,” “Extant”) as 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”) 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”) as Triton – Black Bolt’s cousin, he’s calm under pressure and supremely athletic. His gift is his fish-like ability to live underwater.
Sonya Balmores (“Beyond the Break,” “Soul Surfer”) 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”) as Undisclosed Character – 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.
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.
Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ has already been picked up for an eight episode first season with the first two episodes being shot and then shown in IMAX theaters this September before the series debuts on ABC. Scott Buck — who has worked on ‘Dexter’ as well as Marvel’s ‘Iron Fist’ — will serve as show runner and executive producer on the new show.