On Monday, March 22nd Amazon Prime Video held a virtual premiere for Robert Kirkman’s newest animated series Invincible, starring Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, and many other big names in Hollywood.
Invincible tells the story of Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), a seemingly average teenage boy, who is the son of the most powerful superhero in the world Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). Since Mark’s mom Deborah (Sandra Oh) is a human, he gets to live a somewhat normal life. Or at least he does up until he starts developing his own powers right at the start of the series and decides he wants to fight bad guys just like his dad does.
This series is based on a comic book series by the same name from Skybound Comics. The first Invincible comic was released in 2003 and had a fifteen-year run, before concluding in 2018. Over the years, Invincible appeared in 144 issues and many spinoff series. He has become a beloved superhero by comic book fans around the globe.
The Invincible series is already being recognized for its impressive voice cast, which includes Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Zazie Beetz, Jason Mantzoukas, Mahershala Ali and so many more stars. The series is also being applauded for the diversity within this cast. Robert Kirkman, who created the Invincible comic series alongside Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, serves as the creator of the animated series. This is not the first time one of Kirman’s comic book series has been adapted for television. Back in 2010, his comic book series The Walking Dead was turned into the wildly successful television series of the same name.
Amazon announced in 2018, that the first season will consist of eight episodes. The first three episodes will debut on Friday, March 26th and the rest of the episodes will air weekly on Amazon Prime Video.