On Thursday, Robert Kirkman made the announcement that the animated adaptation of his comic book Invincible has been renewed for a second and third season. Since its March 2021 debut on Prime Video, the series has received much critical acclaim and fanfare. The series is produced by Skybound Entertainment, the company who brought The Walking Dead to the screen, alongside Image Comics and Amazon Studios.
To the uninitiated, Invincible follows Mark Grayson (voiced by Academy Award nominee Steven Yuen). He is the 17-year-old son of Omni-Man (voiced by Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons), the most powerful superhero on the planet. When his powers start developing, Mark starts to learn more about his father’s history, including the not-so-great bits. The voice cast is stellar, with the likes of Sandra Oh, Zachary Quinto, Zazie Beatz, Mahershala Ali and Seth Rogan on its roster, alongside veteran voice actors Grey Griffin, Khary Payton and Mark Hamill.
Boasting a R-rating (or an age rating of 18 in the UK), viewers may find the series does not shy away from violence, and also delves into sociopolitical topics. Like we’ve seen in The Umbrella Academy, an unconventional family dynamic also serves as one of the emotional cores of the series. Similarly, the tone of the show is close to other unconventional superhero shows such as The Boys and the animated series Harley Quinn. You can check out the series on Prime Video now.