The former Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon has been tapped to headline the new ABC / Marvel series The Inhumans. Rheon, who is best known as Ramsay Bolton, will be playing the clever, charming and quite mad Maximus, the brother of the Inhuman king Black Bolt. Maximus is fiercely loyal to the people of Attilian and his brother, but he also wants the crown for himself. The Inhumans is an 8-episode straight-to-series project that will debut it's first two episode in 1,000 IMAX theaters over Labor Day weekend.
Series writer Scott Buck (Dexter) said of the character: "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."
Besides his turn and the evil Bolton, Rheon is known for playing Simon Bellamy on Misfits and Ash Weston on Vicious. Executive producer and head of Marvel TV, 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."
The Inhumans are a race of humans who possess alien DNA and gain super powers through exposure to Terrigen mist. They were originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. The idea of a Game of Thrones style Inhumans series isn't exactly new, as Rich reported something like this being in the works almost four years ago.