Originally set to be a feature film, it was announced last year that Marvel is instead bringing The Inhumans to television. Before that, though, the first two episodes will premiere on IMAX screens across the world, and a lot of money is being spent on the eight-part series to ensure it has cinema-quality special effects and does the Inhuman royal family justice.

Well, looking to kick things off in style, Marvel has hired filmmaker Roel Reine to take the helm of the first two instalments of The Inhumans. Born in the Netherlands, his first feature The Delivery won the Golden Calf (the Dutch equivalent to an Academy Award) for Best Director. His 2015 movie Admiral also had a very successful theatrical release worldwide.

Roel directed his first American television series Black Sails for Michael Bay and STARZ.

Promising to explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family, The Inhumans has the potential to be a real game changer, especially as it will be the first TV show to premiere on IMAX screens in this way. Why exactly Kevin Feige passed on giving these characters a movie isn’t clear, though it’s been rumoured that it has something to do with the divide between Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter and Marvel Studios.

Now a director has been found, casting news will hopefully follow soon. Iron Fist showrunner Scott Buck has been hired to take charge of The Inhumans, so it’s off to a very good start.