With production slated to begin Friday on Marvel’s event series Inhumans the studio has been slowly rolling out the cast over the past week. Today we get news that Serinda Swan (Graceland, TRON: Legacy) is joining Iwan Rheon and Anson Mount. Swan will be playing Medusa, the prehensile-haired Queen of the Inhumans. In their official press release, Marvel describes Medusa as ” the Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt — his most trusted advisor, a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.”
Interestingly, this won’t be the first time Swan has played a superhero. She appeared on Smallville as Zatanna. Marvel Television President Jeph Loeb spoke about Swan’s casting and what she’ll bring to the character of Medusa:
Serinda empowers Medusa’s regal glory and still maintains a relatability that synced perfectly with the character. She is nothing short of wonderful.
Showrunner Scott Buck added:
Serinda Swan brings a regal elegance, as well as a sense of great inner strength and fierce determination, to the role of Medusa. I couldn’t be happier to have her as our Queen of Attilan.
Medusa’s role will likely be an important one on Inhumans, as she’s often used as a sort of translator for her silent husband Black Bolt. The addition of Swan means that our royal family is about half-way cast– only Crystal, Triton, Gorgon, and Karnak have yet to be revealed. We should expect to hear about them very shortly.
Inhumans will hit IMAX theaters for an exclusive two-week run of its first two episodes before making its debut on ABC in September.