Sky1 has acquired their first Marvel series. The satcaster’s flagship channel has secured the first run UK rights to ABC’s new drama series Marvel’s Inhumans after striking a deal with international distributor Disney Media Distribution. The series is expected to premiere on Sky1 this Autumn.
“Sky 1 is the home for the biggest and best US blockbuster TV series and Marvel’s Inhumans will be an out-of-this-world addition to the line-up”, said Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky1 and Sky Living. “The series is bold, exciting and entertaining and I can’t wait to see the adventures unfold on Sky 1 this autumn.”
Marvel’s Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.
The ten episode series is based on the comic book series and, in a rare move, is produced in partnership with IMAX, who previewed the first two episodes globally at select locations earlier this month. Marvel’s Inhumans is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television and stars Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Sonya Balmores and Mike Moh. The executive producers are Scott Buck, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory with Buck serving as showrunner.
“Marvel storytelling is on a cinematic scale – and Inhumans’ production values certainly live up to this”, added Dayna Donaldson, Disney Media Distribution’s General Manager, UK & Ireland. “The series has created buzz from right back at its inception, and we’re excited to be working with Sky 1 to launch Marvel’s Inhumans to its viewers, following its preview on IMAX, a world first in television.”
Sky1 has a strong stable of superhero shows in the form of Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl – all of which are DC shows, produced by Warner Bros. Inhumans marks the first Marvel live action series to land at Sky. Channel 4 holds UK rights to Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., while FOX UK held rights to Marvel’s Agent Carter. The other Marvel shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher) air on Netflix UK.