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The tech giant has renewed the animated series, based on a comic by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, for two more seasons. The pickup will take the show through its third season.
“I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind Invincible,” said Kirkman. “The comic book is truly a love letter to a genre that Cory 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.”
The renewal for Invincible comes a day before its eight-episode first season concludes. The series centers on the 17-year-old son (voiced by Walking Dead alum and Minari star Steven Yeun) of a powerful superhero (J.K. Simmons) who starts to manifest powers of his own.
The cast also includes Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Zachary Quinto, Mahershala Ali, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin and Khary Payton.
“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.”
The series made its first appearance in Nielsen’s streaming rankings for the week of March 29-April 4, finishing 10th among original shows on Amazon, Disney+, Hulu and Netflix.
Skybound produces Invincible. Kirkman executive produces with Simon Racioppa, David Alpert and Catherine Winder. Jeff Allen is supervising director.
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