Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon has been cast in the lead role of Maximus in the Inhumans. Thanks to THR, we have details on the version of the character in the series, saying:
Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the eight-episode straight-to-series drama, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King — though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.
In a statement, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb said:
“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,” Marvel TV head Loeb said.
The showrunner of the series, Scott Buck adds:
“Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”
Inhumans will then start its eight-episode run on ABC on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. All eight episodes are supposed to run on the network over consecutive Tuesdays, which means that the finale will air on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.