Hell On Wheels star Anson Mount has been cast as Black Bolt in ABC's upcoming Inhumans series.
Black Bolt is king of Attilan and leader of the Inhumans. His Inhuman name is Blackagar Boltagon, and his power is a voice that can level mountains every time he speaks. His brother, Maximus, will be played by Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon.
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
“Black Bolt is a character whose deep complexity must be conveyed without uttering a single word," added Scott Buck, Executive Producer of Inhumans. "I’m very excited to have Anson on board to bring him to life.”
The first two episodes of Inhumans will premiere September 4 in IMAX theaters, before segueing to its ABC television home on September 26.