11:10am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC's Marvel Drama 'Inhumans' Finds its Black Bolt in Anson Mount
ABC's Marvel drama Inhumans has cast its Black Bolt.
Following an extensive casting search, Hell on Wheels alum Anson Mount has been tapped to star in the eight-episode straight-to-series drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. The ABC show will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the drama, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman who is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, Black Bolt, the king — though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.
Mount will play Black Bolt, the enigmatic and commanding King of the Inhumans who has a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. Game of Thrones grad Iwan Rheon co-stars as Black Bolt's brother, Maximus.
The drama is being written and executive produced by Dexter alum Scott Buck, who serves as showrunner. Feature director Roel Reine will helm the first two hours of the series, which in a ground-breaking deal will bow in 1,000 Imax theaters over Labor Day weekend for a two-week run before extended episodes air on ABC as part of the network's official fall season launch. Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory also exec produce the project, which hails from Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
Mount's credits include five seasons of AMC Western Hell on Wheels. He is repped by UTA and Brookside Artist Management.