Marvel’s The Inhumans has found its Black Bolt in Anson Mount.
As revealed by Marvel.com, the actor—best known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in the Western drama series Hell on Wheels—will play the ruler of the Inhumans in the upcoming Marvel series, whose special ability his is devastatingly powerful voice.
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” Marvel TV head and executive producer Jeph Loeb said. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
Mount joins Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon, who will star in The Inhumans as Maximus, the “clever and charming” brother of Black Bolt who is “fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan.”
In partnership with IMAX, Marvel will debut the first two episodes of the live-action series in IMAX theaters for a two-week run this September. The Inhumans will then make its way to network television on September 26, with each new installment in the eight-episode series airing on Tuesday nights on ABC.