How many superhero television shows can one person oversee at once? Just ask Greg Berlanti, who has his hand in several DC Comics series on The CW.
Scott Buck, who made a name for himself on the Showtime series Dexter, has just been named the showrunner for ABC’s upcoming Marvel series The Inhumans. Buck will have to add that to his existing workload, however, according to The Hollywood Reporter, because he’s also the man in charge of the comic media company’s Iron Fist, which is set to debut March 17 on Netflix.
The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since then, they have become among the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. ABC’s The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Buck will take on a series that already has built in a unique distribution method – the first two episodes will hit Imax theaters over the Labor Day weekend before airing regular episodes on ABC. It’s the first time the Canadian theater company has partnered with a television network in order to help produce a series.
Buck got his start as a comedy writer, primarily for the ABC series Coach in the 1990s, and later for Everybody Loves Raymond. However in 2002, he made a leap to high-end drama, penning what would become as series of episodes for HBO’s Six Feet Under that starred Michael C. Hall.
Hall, of course, would take on the title role of Dexter in 2006, a series Buck would run during its final three seasons.
Buck took a break after Dexter ended its run in 2013, coming back just this past year to handle Iron Fist starring Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick.
The trade publication notes that Inhumans will not replace a planned feature film, and won’t serve as a spin-off to ABC’s Agents of SHIELD despite some members of the Inhumans royal family stopping by the show.
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