April 29, 2021
With the finale of the first season of animated superhero series “Invincible” slated for April 30 on Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios April 29 announced it has renewed the show for a second and third season.
From “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Image/Skybound comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, “Invincible” is an hour-long animated series intended for adults that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (voiced Steven Yeun), son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
The cast also includes Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Zachary Quinto, Mahershala Ali, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin and Khary Payton.
“I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind ‘Invincible,’” Kirkman said in a statement. “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 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,” said Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios. “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.’”