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Now, Marvel's upcoming Inhumans may not be the most eagerly anticipated superhero project on the horizon (that honor likely belongs to The Defenders, or possibly The Punisher's upcoming solo series), but that doesn't mean that it isn't getting more and more exciting a prospect by the day. After all, low expectations can be a wonderful thing if the final product turns out to massively exceed them.

With the recent revelation that the show will indeed focus on the Inhuman royal family, but won't preclude the possibility of an -themed movie in the future, though, those expectations are rapidly rising, not least because the plan to debut the series in IMAX implies one hell of a visual roller coaster. The latest news about the show might just be the most intriguing — and optimism-inducing — yet, though. Y'see:

Marvel's 'Inhumans' May Have Just Hired The Perfect Showrunner

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

Or, to be more precise, it has now hired a showrunner — Scott Buck — who might just turn out to be the perfect person for the job. Buck, y'see, is an experienced writer and producer, whose credits include HBO's Rome and Six Feet Under, winning the prestigious Peadbody award for his work on the latter. What's more, he has some fairly high profile showrunning experience, having run the show on Showtime's Dexter for its final three seasons. Most recently, though — and perhaps most intriguingly — he's been acting as showrunner for none other than 's very own , a position that has evidently earned him a promotion to Marvel's most high-risk television venture yet.

All of which of course means that not only does Buck have a vast amount of experience writing and producing some of the most acclaimed shows of the past 15 years, but he's also well-versed in precisely the sort of collaborative compromise that adapting comic books for the small screen inevitably requires. In other words? He might just be perfect for Inhumans.

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

The only problem, of course, being that Buck's time as showrunner on Dexter was widely criticized, with the final season winding up on the receiving end of a particularly brutal critical mauling. Whether or not he can ultimately be held responsible for that failure (the show had arguably started going downhill long before he took the reins) though, it's perhaps worth bearing that in mind, and tempering our collective enthusiasm accordingly.

And so, we're right back to those same low expectations again, which might just prove to be the perfect spot for Inhumans to thrive from. Here's hoping, at any rate.

Still want more on the show, and its comic book influences, though? Never fear, we've got you covered right here.

[Credit: Marvel Comics]
[Credit: Marvel Comics]

In the meantime, what do you think? Will Buck prove to be the right choice for Inhumans? Let us know below!

(Sources: THR)


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