"Game of Thrones" Alum Iwan Rheon is making a big career move as he moves past his inhumane character from the epic television series. Moving across time and oceans, he will be making his way to "Marvel's Inhumans," set to air on ABC.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Rheon, who is best known for his role as the dastardly bastard Ramsay Bolton on HBO's "Game of Thrones" will play Maximus, the fierce, clever, and devoted inhuman who secretly desires to wear the crown of his brother, the king.
"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," Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television and executive producer of the series said. Executive producer and show runner Scott Buck also praised Rheon's talent, pointing out that like his "Game of Thrones" character, he has the ability to bring a likeable, charming, tragic, and villainous character such as Maximus to life.
However, as Screen Rant noted, it seems like Rheon is the only heavy-hitter in the cast lineup so far, leading many to believe that Marvel is positioning the young actor to have the lead role over the rest of the Inhumans, although that theory remains to be seen. The appeal Rheon's involvement in the series stems, after all, from the charisma and magnetism that he was able to bring to Ramsay, a character that he could channel to play the part of the less immoral but still villainous Maximus.
In a likely attempt to set "Inhumans" apart from the many superhero shows on television these days, the series is reported to debut its first two episodes exclusively in IMAX theaters sometime in September, before it goes ahead for its network run a few weeks later. Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, the series will be executive produced by Scott Buck, who will serve as showrunner not only to "Inhumans," but Netflix's "Iron Fist" as well.