According to the announcement, the first two episodes will be filmed entirely using IMAX digital cameras. Then, for two weeks in September, IMAX will premiere those episodes with the rest of the series to debut later in the fall on ABC. Marvel’s The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group had this to say about the agreement,
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience. 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.”
IMAX CEO, Rich Gelfond added, “This first-of-its-kind multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global fanboy demographic. It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”
Dan Buckley, President, Marvel Television, Publishing & Brand stated that “in an ever-changing world of distribution and consumption, it’s very exciting to be part of a groundbreaking initiative that takes us to the forefront of this evolution.”
This news should come to no one’s surprise considering the Inhumans have been the main focal point on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since it’s second season. Now in it’s fourth season, the show has even promoted an Inhuman, Jeffrey Mace a.k.a. The Patriot, to head the new iteration of S.H.I.E.L.D.. With the Inhumans becoming it’s own entity on ABC, could this signal the coming end of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Right now, there is nothing that would indicate such a thing. But given the short synopsis, fans may not have to worry about that.