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Marvel’s The Inhumans to film in Hawaii

Hawaii palm treesNew Marvel TV series The Inhumans is set to film in Hawaii, using a former naval base as an adapted studio space.

The Inhumans tells the story of a race of beings genetically engineered on Earth by ancient aliens as an offshoot of humanity.

Production will take place at the former Naval Air Station Barbers Point on West Oahu, which is being subleased to the show’s producers at US network ABC. 

Filming is expected to deliver between $80m and $100m to Hawaii’s economy and as such is likely to become the biggest production ever to have shot on the Pacific archipelago, according to a report in Pacific Business News (PBN).

“This is a very big deal,” said Donne Dawson, commissioner of the Hawaii State Film Office, in comments to PBN. “The production is currently in the process of retrofitting the space as a production space to support the production.”

Hawaii remains a popular US filming location for jungle settings and offers a filming incentive of up to 25%. Recent films shot locally have included Jurassic World and a reimagining of the adventure story Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson.

The state has also had considerable TV success with the drama Lost and a reboot of the crime series Hawaii Five-O.

Marvel is currently filming its superhero movies Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther in Atlanta, while its Defenders TV series are based in New York. Another TV series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, is set to shoot in and around New Orleans.

For more on filming in Hawaii see our production guide.