ABC is partnering with Marvel on a new series about the Inhumans. The drama, which is set for a fall 2017 debut, is an eight-episode live-action series. The first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theaters before moving to ABC where they'll be followed by six additional episodes.
Of course, you could argue ABC already has a series about the Inhumans, a race of superhumans created by Marvel in the 1960s. Marvel's Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., currently in its fourth season, has focused heavily on the Inhumans since the show's second season, with Chloe Bennet's Daisy Johnson taking center stage. However, this new series, which will be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, will focus on Black Bolt, the leader of the Inhumans, and the royal family. It's not a spin-off of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
"This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience," said co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group. "It highlights Disney|ABC's unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series is not meant to replace Marvel's now abandoned Inhumans film that was originally slated for 2018 before being pushed to make way for Spider-Man: Homecoming and then removed from Marvel's movie slate altogether.