ABC has confirmed that critically derided comic drama Inhumans has been cancelled after one season.
The news comes as no surprise given the show’s poor ratings and brutal reviews, as well as the fact that star Anson Mount took a pilot. Originally developed as a film, Inhumans came to ABC in November 2016 through a partnership between Marvel and IMAX, wherein the first two episodes would be packaged as a film and premiere in theaters weeks before the show’s television debut. However, negative buzz hit the series months in advance of its theatrical premiere and its disappointing box office and almost uniformly negative reviews spelled further trouble.
Based on characters from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with Scott Buck (Dexter) developing the series for television, Inhumans followed the Inhuman Royal Family as their kingdom of Atilan is subjected to a military coup led by King Black Bolt’s (Mount) brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon). The family manages to escape to Hawaii in one piece, but they face a long battle in reclaiming what is theirs while keeping their true identities secret from citizens of Earth.
In addition to Mount and Rheon, Inhumans starred Serinda Swan (Graceland), Ken Leung (Lost), Eme Ikwuakor (On My Block), Isabelle Cornish (Puberty Blues), and Ellen Woglom (Crash).
The series finale of Inhumans aired last November on ABC.