"Marvel's Inhumans" set to premiere on ABC

Serinda Swan stars as the queen of the Inhumans, Medusa, in the ABC series "Marvel's Inhumans." (Courtesy: ABC)

Move over "Avengers," "Spider-Man" and "Agents of Shield." The Marvel Cinematic Universe gets a little bigger with the release of the new series, "Marvel's Inhumans."

"You're definitely going to see characters that you know and love," Serinda Swan (Medusa) said. "You're going to see their journey as would be expected from, you know, sort of the lineage from 1965 when they first started in "Fantastic Four." But it's also just a slice, it's a small slice of their history and so they wanted to make sure that, you know, just even in that small slice that it was really rich in storyline and also in this family dynamic."

Swan plays Medusa, the queen of the Inhumans. They're a race with diverse and unique powers first introduced in Marvel Comics back in the mid-60s.

We meet the Royal Family, including Medusa's husband, the Inhuman king Black Bolt. But a military coup throws their civilization into an uproar, forcing contact with regular people.

"You know, all of us had a dream to have, I'll speak for myself, I had a dream to have super powers when I was a child," Swan said. "And so I think it plays into that kind of awe to be able to do something special. And to live in a world where everybody has a real unique power."

Swan says with all of the superheroic action and out-of-this-world special effects, the show still boils down to a family drama, where brothers battle for the fate of both the Inhuman and human races.

"I think that's what keeps, you know, stories going and what keeps shows on the air is the relatability," Swan said. "And that connection and the drama and just seeing real life up on the screen. Even if it is wrapped up in you know, tights and a cape and super powers. You know, it's being able to relate and being able to see that no matter where we are, who we are, or what our powers are we go through the same thing."

"Marvel's Inhumans" premieres Friday, September 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. on WCHS-TV8.

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