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Marvel's 'Inhumans' Taps Serinda Swan as Female Lead
Marvel's Inhumans has found its leading lady.
Graceland and Ballers actress Serinda Swan has been tapped to star opposite Anson Mount and Iwan Rheon in the straight-to-series drama, Marvel announced Wednesday.
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.
Swan will play Medusa, the queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt (Hell on Wheels' Mount) — his most trusted adviser, a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers. Game of Thrones grad Rheon is set 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.
Swan's credits include Tron: Legacy and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. She's with APA.