It was announced today that Anson Mount, known for his work in Hell on Wheels, has been cast as Black Bolt for the upcoming Marvel’s Inhumans series. Marvel’s Inhumans series will explore the infamous family of royal superpowered humans in a never-before-seen life action TV series.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Inhumans, Black Bolt is the king of the Inhumans, a reclusive race of genetically altered superhumans. His power resides in his voice. Speaking triggers a form of electrical disturbance capable of toppling over cities. Because of the dangers his voice presents, Black Bolt has undergone significant training to prevent himself from speaking at all times. If he communicates, it is done silently or through sign language.
The producers of the series expressed their thoughts on the casting in statements below:
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeff 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.”
Marvel’s Inhumans will be executively produced by Scott Buck along with Jeff Loeb and Jim Corey, with Buck serving as showrunner. Anson will be joining Iwan Rheon, who was recently cast as Maximus, an Inhuman known for being a wee bit crazy.
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