If there was a Game Of Thrones character that shocked and terrified me above the rest, the answer would be Ramsay Bolton, hands down. The villanous Warden of the North met an end as violent as his own character’s nature in the most recent season of the Golden Globe award winning series.
Iwan Rheon, the actor behind Ramsay, has won the acknowledgement and respect from both fans and the industry for his ability to really pull off such an intense and impressive character. His acting talent has now secured him a lead role in the upcoming Marvel Inhumans series for ABC.
“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,” shared Jeph Loeb, an executive producer and current head of Marvel Television.
Maximus the Mad, the younger brother of Inhumans leader, Black Bolt, is supposed to be intelligent, charming and influential, despite a secret desire for power. Sound a bit familiar? If you guessed this is the character Rheon will be playing, you’ve guessed correctly.
Inhumans will be based on the classic Marvel comic book characters (a big thank you to creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) and follow the lives of a group of super-powered beings, with particular focus on Black Bolt and his family.
Inhumans is a joint production between Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with Scott Buck handling executive production for both Inhumans and Netflix’s upcoming Marvel drama series, Iron Fist, as well.
The series will premiere this coming fall on ABC, but you can catch the first two episodes before broadcast debut in IMAX theatres as a feature film.