Iwan Rheon has been confirmed to star in Marvel’s Inhumans, playing the lead role of Maximus. Rheon’s best known for bringing the depraved villain Ramsay Bolton to life in HBO’s critically acclaimed fantasy series, Game of Thrones. Ramsay finally got what he deserved in Game of Thrones season six, freeing Rheon up to commit to the new ABC series.
Showrunner Scott Buck (Marvel’s Iron Fist) is executive producing along with Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage). Roel Reine (Black Sails) is set to direct season one’s first two episodes of the comic book-inspired series which follows a race of superhumans with special powers.
“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,” said Jeph Loeb.
“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,” added Buck.
In addition to Game of Thrones, Rheon’s credits include Vicious, Residue, and Misfits.
The Plot: Marvel’s Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the series, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.