LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) — The first two episodes of the new superhero drama “Marvel’s The Inhumans” are to debut in IMAX commercial theaters for a limited engagement next September.
After their initial run on the big screen, ABC will show those and subsequent episodes, with additional, exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.
No casting has been announced yet.
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” Ben Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney|ABC Television Group, said in a statement.
“It highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”
“This first-of-its-kind, multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global, fanboy demographic,” added IMAX Chief Executive Officer Rich Gelfond. “It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby first introduced “The Inhumans” characters via Marvel Comics in 1965.