Two weeks ago Marvel announced a groundbreaking partnership between IMAX and Disney/ABC Television Group to bring Marvel’s The Inhumans to the small screen. In an unprecedented move, the series will first see a theatrical debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on Labor Day 2017 for the first two episodes shot entirely with IMAX cameras. Following the theatrical debut, ABC will capitalize on The Inhumans by premiering extended versions of the first two episodes before beginning its fall 2017 run. Currently, the series is capped at eight episodes with subsequent action sequences also to be shot with IMAX cameras.
Per a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, The Inhumans now has a premiere date. While speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, CEO of IMAX Entertainment Greg Foster revealed the series will debut on ABC on September 26, 2017, after hitting theaters on or around September 1.
Foster also shared some more major news, revealing that IMAX is doubling down with its entry into the world of television:
“This is at the high end of the range of what we’ll be doing, but we’re already looking for a second [series]. This is a really exciting opportunity that could blossom into more.”
Just what exactly could IMAX be looking to get involved with? While on the subject of The Inhumans Foster added:
“Hopefully this will spawn more seasons of the show, and opportunistically, we’re looking at other opportunities and programs that we can become part of.”
More Marvel shows seem like the smart and safe choice, especially given the success of Marvel’s foray into the darker, more mature superhero outings on Netflix. But the smarter move would be to hold back and see if their gamble pays off before greenlighting another series.