ABC is concerned about the quality of the scripts and special effects of Marvel Television's Inhumans, according to Variety. "Both the special effects of early cuts and the underpinning scripts... were a source of contention between ABC and Marvel," said Variety's Daniel Holloway, citing unnamed sources.
When ABC showed an unfinished cut of the pilot to press in early August, the network's president Channing Dungey said the show was "a bit of a work in progress" but that Inhumans presented a "great opportunity."
Rod Reine, the director of the pilot, previously said that Marvel Television's budget and shooting schedule was "nerve wracking."
"I think they liked me for the job because I was able with my action movies to shoot in a very short time, or with very low budgets, action that looks like a big-budget movie," Reine said. "It was not a feature film, it was a TV episode, but they still wanted to have the scope."
The series, which premiered in IMAX on August 31, is scheduled to make its television debut September 29 on ABC.