The ABC drama will follow a royal family of superpowered Inhumans lead by Black Bolt, the king of the group whose voice can trigger a shockwave powerful enough to level an entire city. Due to the dangerous nature of this power, Black Bolt typically remains completely silent and must communicate through alternative means.
"Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently," Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb said. "His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt."
The first two episodes of Inhumans will premiere in Imax theaters for two weeks in September before the eight-episode series moves to ABC.