Marvel’s Inhumans finds UK TV home on Sky 1
James R | On 26, Sep 2017
Marvel’s Inhumans will premiere in the UK on Sky 1 this autumn.
The series 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 just manage to 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 home to Attilan before their way of life is destroyed forever.
The series stars Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels), Iwan Rheon (Riviera, Game of Thrones) and Serinda Swan (Ballers, Graceland). Executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter, Marvel’s Iron Fist) along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage), the co-production between Marvel Television and ABC Studios made TV history this summer, with an exclusive premiere on IMAX cinemas before its launch on the small screen.
The two-episode preview performed badly, taking in just $2.6 million from 66 international territories, marking a rare flop for Marvel. After speculation about who would pick up the show for British audiences, though, Sky has banked on the comic book giant’s appeal and snapped up the exclusive rights.
The acquisition of Marvel’s Inhumans for Sky 1 was negotiated by Lucy Criddle Sky’s Head of Acquisitions and distributor Disney UK & Ireland.
Dayna Donaldson, General Manager, Media Distribution, Disney UK & Ireland: “Marvel storytelling is on a cinematic scale – and Inhumans’ production values certainly live up to this. 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.”
The deal makes sense for the channel, which has lined up a whole range of comic book shows, although these have primarily originated from Warner Bros. and DC, from Supergirl and Arrow to Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash.
Director of Sky 1 and Sky Living Adam MacDonald says: “Sky 1 is the home for the biggest and best US blockbuster TV series and Marvel’s The Inhumans will be an out-of-this-world addition to the line-up. 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 Season 1 is available on Sky until 28th April 2019. Don’t have pay-TV? You can also stream it legally on NOW, which gives live and on-demand streaming access to Sky’s main TV channels, including FOX UK (Legion) and Sky Atlantic (Billions, Westworld), for £7.99 a month – with no contract and a 7-day free trial. It is also available on Amazon Prime Video, as part of a £5.99 monthly subscription.