‘Invincible’ gets two-year renewal from Amazon Studios
The animated series for adults from Skybound Entertainment is getting a second and third season.
With many of the top shows now streaming instead of airing on broadcast television, the May sweeps aren’t what they used to be but spring is still an exciting time for TV news. Yesterday Robert Kirkman with Steven Yeun announced Amazon Studios has renewed animated superhero series “Invincible” for a second and third season.
Based on the creator-owned comic book by Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Otley from Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, the animated series for adults follows the adventures of Mark Grayson, a 17-year-old with superpowers who is voiced by Yeun, in hour-long episodes which stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The entire eight-episode first season is now available for watching.
“I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind ‘Invincible,’” Kirkman said. “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.”
Vernon Sanders, co-head of Television at Amazon Studios added: “‘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.’”
Mark’s father, Omni-Man, is voiced by J.K. Simmons in the series. Other members of the voice cast include: Sandra Oh, Gillian Jacobs, Seth Rogen, Zachary Quinto, Mahershala Ali and Mark Hamill.
The series for Amazon Prime Video is produced by Skybound, with Kirkman, Simon Racioppa, David Alpert and Catherine Winder serving as executive producers. Jeff Allen is supervising director and Linda Lamontagne is casting director.