Iron Fist hasn’t even faced audiences yet, but the folks over at Marvel TV must be pretty happy with it because they’re officially re-teaming with showrunner Scott Buck for their upcoming ABC/IMAX collaboration, The Inhumans. Before Iron Fist, Buck served as showrunner on Dexter for the long-running Showtime series final three seasons and worked in various producer capacities on Rome, Six Feet Under, and The Oblongs.
The Inhumans follows a hybrid Human-Kree race, each of whom has their own signature ability meant to restore an evolutionary equilibrium. While the Inhumans have appeared on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, the long-running series’ most beloved characters have yet to make their live-action screen debut. Per the series announcement, The Inhumans “will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.”
The series breaks new ground for IMAX, who is no doubt looking at The Inhumans as a test case for fully diving into TV production. Foster confirmed to his investors that they’re already on the hunt for a second series and hopeful that The Inhumans will spawn subsequent seasons. Given the tight eight-episode run, it’s not yet clear if Marvel’s creative vision for The Inhumans is for a limited or ongoing series, but based on the Marvel model, I think it’s safe to assume we’ll see more if the show is a hit.
We’ll get our first look at the Marvel/Scott Buck partnership when Iron Fist debuts on Netflix March 17, 2017.