Following the incredibly successful first season, the hit Amazon Prime R-rated animated series Invincible has been renewed for two more seasons. The announcement was made ahead of the dramatic Season One finale, which revealed answers to many of the questions fans had been anticipating throughout the season.
The 8-episode Skybound/Image comic adaptation was written by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and stars J.K Simmons (Whiplash), Steven Yeun (Minari) and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve). Invincible revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun), the son of the world’s strongest hero Omni-Man (Simmons), and focuses on Mark’s journey to becoming a hero himself. Along the way, Mark struggles to balance his superhero responsibilities along with his relationships.
The series was well-received by fans with its faithful adaptation, clean animation, and absorbing story. Furthermore, the upcoming series won’t come as a surprise to those who enjoyed the first season, as the final episode hinted at the show’s return. The announcement of a confirmed Season Two and Three was revealed on Twitter by Robert Kirkman and Steven Yeun via video.
Invincible is the second Amazon Video series that is based on the popular superhero trend. They also invested in the popular live-action hit, The Boys (starring Karl Urban), which focused on a group of vigilantes who set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their powers. To add to their superhero library, the company has also greenlit an unnamed spin-off series of The Boys, set to star Lizzie Broadway (Bones), that will focus on younger superheroes competing for contracts.
Currently, there has been no confirmed date as to when Season Two will air, however, Kirkman stated during a press event: “we could possibly tell the entirety (of the story) in anywhere from five to seven seasons.” Therefore, it’s incredibly likely that Invincible could potentially be renewed for even more seasons. This is similar to Kirkman’s other notable works, such as The Walking Dead. Not only does The Walking Dead also star Steven Yeun, but will air its final season, Season Eleven, later this year.
Words by Ugbad Elmi
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