‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Is ‘Still a Work in Progress’ Amid Trailer Backlash, ABC Says

TCA 2017: “We’re coming down to the wire on some of the special effects,” Channing Dungey says

Viewer disapproval of the “Marvel’s Inhumans” trailer did not go unheeded by ABC.

Channing Dungey, entertainment president for the network, told reporters during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Sunday that she is encouraged by the reception to the trailer that was released at San Diego Comic-Con last month (although it was lukewarm, at best).

Those scenes certainly received a better reaction from fans at SDCC than did the series’ first trailer, which was eviscerated for the wig worn by Medusa (Serinda Swan), among other things.

“A lot of the first stuff was a reaction to Medusa’s wig,” Dungey said. “Fans, as you know, feel very passionately and very strongly about that. We released some new footage at Comic-Con that I think has reversed some of that conversation.”

“This is still a work in progress,” she continued. “We’re coming down to the wire on some of the special effects.”

The Inhumans are a race of human genetic hybrids who were first introduced during Season 2 of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The new series also stars Anson Mount, Iwan Rheon, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish and Ken Leung.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” premieres in IMAX on Sept. 1 for a two-week run before its two-hour ABC launch on Sept. 29. 

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