British actor Iwan Rheon – best known as the cruel Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones – has landed the lead role in highly anticipated Marvel’s Inhumans television series.

Rheon will play Maximus on the latest addition to Marvel’s ever expanding TV universe, which will explore the never-before-told story of Black Bolt and his royal family.

Showrunner Scott Buck says: “Maximus is a complex character – likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment – and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

Inhumans is not Rheon’s first foray into the world of superhumans: his first big break came on the cult British TV show Misfits, which told the story of a group of young offenders who accidentally inherit special powers.

The first two episodes of Inhumans will be premiered exclusively at Imax Theatres worldwide in September.