Marvel has slowly been revealing the cast for its upcoming Inhumans TV show, which airs on ABC and IMAX in September. Yesterday, they dropped the character descriptions and actors for four more members of the Attilan royal family and retinue, along with an as-yet-unnamed Earthling who’s a woman in STEM.
Most importantly, they also revealed that Lockjaw will appear on the show.
Below are the five cast members and character descriptions.
- Gorgon: Eme Ikwuakor, who has had guest appearances on shows like How to Get Away With Murder and Silicon Valley, will play Black Bolt’s hooved cousin Gorgon. The leader of the Attilan military, Gorgon “can generate destructive seismic waves with a single stomp” and “would rather fight than talk to solve his problems.”
- Crystal: Isabelle Cornish, who starred in the Australian TV series Home and Away and Puberty Blues, will play Crystal, the youngest member of the Attilan royal family. “Impetuous and independent,” Crystal can control the elements.
- Triton: Mike Moh, previously seen in the Street Fighter movies and a four-episode stint as Steve Cho on Empire, will take on the role of Triton. Moh’s fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo should come in handy playing the “supremely athletic” Triton, who can also breathe underwater.
- Auran: Sonya Balmores, an actress and surfer best known for her role in in the movie Soul Surfer, will play Auran. Auran is the “no-nonsense” and “fiercely loyal” head of the Royal Guards on Attilan.
- And…? Ellen Woglom will play an as-yet-unnamed character who is described as “smart, intense and focused–so focused that oftentimes social skills take a back seat.” She works at an all-consuming job in aerospace, has a “passion for all things space and lunar,” and is “primed to be swept up in an adventure.” Based on that description, she’ll probably the audience’s lens into the world of the Inhumans. Hurray for TV women in STEM!
Previously, Marvel announced Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Ken Leung as Karnak, and Iwan Rheon as Maximus.
Lockjaw aside, what’s actually most exciting here is that this is a relatively diverse cast. Given that most of the Attilans on Inhumans are related, I could easily imagine a world where Marvel and ABC attempted to justify an all-white royal family. Instead, they gave us a more diverse cast with plenty of up-and-coming actors. Of course, these companies can always do better, but given the state of network TV, I’m pretty happy to see this series showcase some newer, diverse talent.
Written and executive produced by Scott Buck, Inhumans premieres in September. The first two episodes will be shown in IMAX theaters, beginning on September 4 and running for two weeks. The full eight-episode series will air on ABC.
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