Marvel continues to let fans know that their new series is taking shape with another new casting announcement.
Marvel and ABC have confirmed that they have cast actor Ken Leung in the role of the Inhuman warrior Karnak on the ABC series set to debut in Imax theaters this fall before its television debut. Karnak is Black Bolt’s cousin and closest advisor. His gift is an ability to see the fault in all things – people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most ardent supporter and strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher.
Ken Leung is no stranger to genre television or ABC having spent time on the network on the series Lost. His credits also include Person of Interest, The Night Shift and playing Admiral Statura in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“Ken brings both a wisdom and a power to the role that no one else could match. His Karnak will be awesome,” said Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb.
Executive Producer Scott Buck added: “Ken Leung has a great natural intelligence that reads clearly and will add depth and complexity to the very complicated character of Karnak.”
“Marvel’s Inhumans” is executive produced by Scott Buck (“Dexter,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (“The Delivery,” “Black Sails”) will direct the first two episodes. This series is a Marvel and IMAX project and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
We will continue to bring you any new casting news as we get it. Stay tuned.