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ABC May Have Quietly Canceled Inhumans

ABC may have quietly pulled the plug on Marvel's Inhumans. According to SpoilerTV, the troubled show has disappeared from ABC's press website, hinting that it won't be returning for a second season.

Inhumans followed the otherworldly royal family of Attilan after they are splintered by a military coup. Led by their silent king Black Bolt (Anson Mount), the family is sent on the run to Hawaii, where their interactions with humanity could not only save them but the entire world. The series featured an ensemble cast, including Serinda Swan as Black Bolt's wife Medusa and Iwan Rheon as his villainous brother Maximus.

Inhumans debuted its first two episodes in IMAX theaters in early September in an effort to drum up buzz for the TV premiere, but the experiment was quashed after the show received hugely negative reviews from critics. (It currently sits at a dismal 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.) Viewers were not in favor of the show either, awarding it a 51 percent audience score.

Inhumans' potential cancelation shouldn't come as a complete surprise. Along with the negative critical reception, the show suffered in the ratings, averaging 4.1 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating in the key 18-49 demo over its eight episodes. (via Entertainment Weekly) This is a disappointing figure for an expensive series that should have been must-see TV. 

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey also previously hinted that the series could be headed for cancelation in a stop at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. "[Inhumans] didn't perform for us at the level that we would have wanted," Dungey said. "We haven't made any official decisions yet but I will say the numbers were less exciting for us as we hoped they would be."

Although no official announcement has been made, it seems like audiences shouldn't get their hopes up for more Inhumans. Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, Henry Ian Cusick, and Ellen Woglom also starred in the series, which came from Iron Fist's Scott Buck.