Fans of violent comic book-related media have something new to watch. Invincible is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The new animated series is based on the comic book series of the same name from Robert Kirkman. He is known best for his work on The Walking Dead. This ranks as Kirkman’s second-longest comic-book series. It concluded in February 2018 after a 15-year run.
Now, it has been turned into a series by Amazon. The first three episodes are officially streaming on Prime Video. And, much like The Walking Dead, this is more of an R-rated affair. The show is set in a world occupied by superheroes. But like The Boys before it, this is not cushioned by a PG-13 rating. This is poised to be a brutal series, pulling no punches.
Here is the synopsis for Invincible.
“From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, Invincible is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.”
Critics have been kind to the show up to this point. It currently holds a 95 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience rating is, as of this writing, a stellar 98 percent. Various attempts have been made at turning Invincible into a feature. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently trying to make that happen, apart from the show.
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Seth Rogen (This is the End), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday, Girls), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Walton Goggins (Justified) star. Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Mae Whitman (Good Girls), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Melise (The Flash), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons), Grey Griffin (Avengers Assemble) and Max Burkholder (Imaginary Order) round out the main cast.
Invincible is produced by Skybound Entertainment. It is executive produced by Kirkman, Simon Racioppa, David Alpert (Fear the Walking Dead) and Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars). The Supervising Director is Jeff Allen (Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man), with Linda Lamontagne serving as casting director.
Invincible returns with a new episode Friday on Amazon Prime Video.