Iwan Rheon will play the role as Maximus the Mad in ABC’s INHUMANS!
Inhumans is adapted from the 1965 Marvel comic of the same name. The comic series focuses on the adventures of the Inhumans Royal Family, but the TV series will be focusing on the character Black Bolt, the leader of Inhumans, and his family.
Rheon will play the role of Maximus the Mad, Black Bolt’s younger brother who is described to be intelligent and charming, “a man of the people,” but who secretly covets power.
“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. We’re thrilled to have him on board,” said Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television and executive producer.
Inhumans characters are no strangers to television. They first appeared in the last season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, the new show will not be a spinoff, but another branch in the Marvel Universe.
Inhumans is set to premiere on ABC this fall.