Amazon’s Prime Video has officially announced the premiere date for Season 2 of “Invincible.”
The animated superhero series will kick off with the first four episodes of its eight-episode season on November 3. The remaining episodes are set to debut in early 2024. The exciting news was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con, accompanied by a new teaser trailer.
“Invincible” is adapted from the comic book of the same name, created by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. The impressive voice cast features Steven Yeun, along with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey DeLisle, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons.
The standalone episode “Invincible Atom Eve” is now accessible for streaming on Prime Video.
During Comic-Con, Kirkman disclosed that Season 2, continuing directly from the conclusion of Season 1, will delve into the narrative of a new villain from the comics, Angstrom Levy, voiced by Sterling K. Brown. Season 2 introduces over two dozen new voice actors to the series, including Tatiana Maslany, Daveed Diggs, Peter Cullen, Cliff Curtis, Calista Flockhart, Scoot McNairy, Lea Thompson, and Ben Schwartz.
The hiatus of over two years since Season 1 initially premiered on Prime Video has prompted considerable vocal anticipation from fans. Addressing the delay for Season 2, Kirkman remarked, “This is an extremely complicated show. It’s an hour-long animated series. There are so many characters and scenes. We really had to wrap our heads around how this production was going to be managed.”
During an earlier panel commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 144-issue comic book series, Marge Dean, head of studio at Skybound Animation, revealed that Season 2 completely phased out CG animation from the show. This decision added to the logistical challenges faced by the production team during the peak of the pandemic. However, Kirkman assured the Comic-Con audience that the efforts invested in creating Seasons 2 and 3 have established a production pipeline that will prevent prolonged gaps between upcoming seasons.
“I can’t wait until people are like, ‘When is Season 3?’” he humorously remarked.
The series revolves around Mark Grayson (Yeun), described officially as “just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet.” Still grappling with the aftermath of Nolan’s (Simmons) betrayal in Season 1, Mark strives to rebuild his life while confronting new threats, all the while wrestling with his greatest fear—that he might unknowingly follow in his father’s footsteps.
Executive producers for “Invincible” include Kirkman, David Alpert, Catherine Winder, Simon Racioppa, Margaret M. Dean, Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Helen Leigh and Walker serve as co-executive producers.
The first season of “Invincible” premiered in March 2021 and garnered positive reviews upon its debut. Amazon swiftly renewed the show for both Seasons 2 and 3, with the announcement made on the day of the Season 1 finale in April.