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Ken Leung joins cast of ABC’s Marvel’s Inhumans

The actor will be playing the pivotal role of Karnak.

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Ken Leung has landed the role of Karnak in the Marvel’s Inhumans television series for ABC.

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.

Best-known for his roles in Lost, The Night Shift and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ken will join a cast that includes Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels) as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) as Maximus, and Serinda Swan (Ballers) as the queen, Medusa.

“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.

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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 explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

The first two episodes of the new series will be shot entirely with IMAX® cameras and will premiere exclusively in IMAX cinemas for two weeks in September 2017 prior to the 8-episode TV run.

Marvel’s Inhumans, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe.

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