Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount has landed a starring role in Marvel’s Inhumans. ABC’s new action series is based on the popular comic book characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in 1965. Mount joins Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon in the series which will be executive produced by showrunner Scott Buck (Marvel’s Iron Fist), Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil). Black Sails‘ Roel Reine is on board to direct episodes one and two.
Anson Mount will play Black Bolt, “the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.” Rheon is confirmed to star as Maximus, “a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, Black Bolt – though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.”
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” stated Jeph Loeb. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
“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,” added showrunner Scott Buck.
In addition to Hell on Wheels, Anson Mount’s credits include Mr. Right, Supremacy, Non-Stop, Safe, Conviction, Line of Fire, Third Watch, and The Mountain. Mount also wrote, produced, and directed the short film, Last Time We Checked.