Fourteen films deep and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) doesn’t seem to be at a loss for new ideas. It certainly helps that the comic book publisher has decades of material and countless beloved characters to tap into for its big-screen productions (even if some of its most iconic characters remain off-limits). The MCU’s latest release, Doctor Strange, even adds a dash of mysticism into the tapestry of interwoven stories. However, Marvel seems just as determined to develop other branches of the MCU in addition to the film side of things.
More specifically, the past few years have seen Marvel make a concerted effort to impact television as much as film. Over at Netflix, the company is building toward another superhero team-up with next year’s The Defenders, and the ABC series, Agents of SHIELD recently made the bold decision to introduce Ghost Rider into the shared MCU continuity in Season 4. Now, the very same network will place the spotlight on another element of the Marvel universe with the eight-episode series, The Inhumans premiering in fall 2017. For those unfamiliar with the characters, let’s go over some of the basics before the show kicks off.