Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount will play the lead role of Black Bolt for the upcoming Marvel's Inhumans television series, the company has announced. The 8-episode ABC series will explore 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.
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.” Added executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck, “Black Bolt is a character whose deep complexity must be conveyed without uttering a single word, and I’m very excited to have Anson on board to bring him to life.”
Mount will be joining Game of Thrones' Iwan Rheon, who will be playing Black Bolt's younger brother Maximus, a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan.
The first two episodes of Marvel's Inhumans will have a special run in IMAX theaters for two weeks in September 2017 before premiering on ABC later that fall. It is 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”) with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (“Admiral,” “Black Sails”) will direct the first two episodes. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.