Amazon Studios renew Robert Kirkman adult superhero animation Invincible for two more seasons

Mark Grayson as superhero Invincible in the animated show of the same name

Amazon Studios has renewed Robert Kirkman’s adult animated superhero series Invincible for a second and third season. The news breaks as the show’s season one finale lands on Prime Video.

“I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind Invincible,” says creator Kirkman, best known for long running zombie horror series. The Walking Dead. “The comic book is truly a love letter to a genre that Cory (Walker) and I grew up reading and loving, and it’s been a gratifying journey to watch our characters come to life again through the animated series. We’re beyond excited to continue this story for at least two more seasons.”

Invincible has attracted a powerhouse voice cast, including Mahershala Ali, Jon Hamm, Djimon Hounsou and Ezra Miller.

Invincible is a love letter to a genre I grew up reading and loving, says Robert Kirkman…

Superhero Invincible in flight with female hero Atom Eve
Invincible takes flight with Atom Eve

Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios, said: “Invincible is a crowning example of how a fresh and edgy approach to the superhero genre can resonate with audiences around the globe and we’re so glad that Invincible, one of our earliest investments in the adult animation genre, has accomplished just that. Robert’s no-holds-barred storytelling coupled with a first-class voice cast delivered on fans’ wildest expectations and we’re thrilled to be giving them more Invincible.”

The hour-long show is based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name, by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, and revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s dad just happens to be the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (voiced by J.K. Simmons). But as Mark’s powers develop, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

Like Prime Video’s biggest hit, The Boys, it presents a dark, adult spin on the superhero genre.

Invincible stars Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Seth Rogen (This is the End), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Walton Goggins (Justified), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Melise (The Flash), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons), Grey Griffin (Avengers Assemble), and Khary Payton (The Walking Dead).

Invincible is Kirkman’s second-longest comic-book series, having concluded a 15 year run in 2018.

Season 2 and 3 will exclusively stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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