Marvel's Inhumans was far from a ratings success for ABC, but the series still had a fan following. Now some of those devotees have launched a petition in hopes of convincing the network to renew the show for a second season, only with a new showrunner.
Rumors of Inhumans' cancellation have circulated virtually since the series premiered to negative reviews and dwindling ratings. ABC recently removed the series from its website, which many saw as the final nail in the coffin.
Wasting little time, fans have responded with a petition on Change.org that calls for Inhumans to receive a second chance. It acknowledges the series' faults, and asks that a potential second season receive both a larger budget and a showrunner who better understands the property's mythology. Scott Buck, who oversaw the first season, faced a lot of criticism for Inhumans and his previous Marvel work, the first season of Iron Fist.
The low production quality of Inhumans plagued the series before it ever began, with many fans and critics lamenting the poor costumes, sets and CG effects. Many had written the series off before it started, and the limited theatrical release of its IMAX premiere barely made a dent at the box office. According to the petition, the series garnered an unfair reception, and its dedicated cast should deserve a second go at the characters.
While ABC has not officially canceled Inhumans, many have assumed its demise to be a foregone conclusion. But, until an official announcement is made, Inhumans could still have a bit of life left in it.