The hype surrounding Marvel's Inhumans was real. It was a show that was, at the time, considered to be a part of the MCU, replacing Marvel Studios' planned movie. But its debut on ABC didn't prevent it from getting the theatrical treatment, premiering on IMAX screens almost a whole month before its network TV premiere. Unfortunately, it didn't work out how anyone had hoped.
The show was about the Inhumans in name only as there were some major departures from the source material, resulting in a heap of negative reviews from both fans and critics. The low ratings it garnered also meant that it never continued beyond its initial eight-episode run.
It's a shame that the stars didn't align here as there was real excitement about the prospect of the Inhumans appearing on-screen, as well as potentially joining the MCU. Anson Mount was also very compelling as the unique version of Black Bolt, making us all long for a more comic-accurate adaptation - which we finally saw briefly in a Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness cameo.
But it's hard to argue with the reviews; Inhumans was a major misfire that has left the on-screen futures of its characters at something of an awkward place. Years later and Marvel Studios have yet to welcome the species into the MCU.