Invincible creator Robert Kirkman on how many seasons he envisions the animated series lasting on Prime Video.
It’s been over two years since the first season of Invincible wrapped up. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of the series, which is now just over a month away. The comic series on which Invincible is based spanned 144 issues over fifteen years, so there are certainly plenty of stories to keep the animated series going for some time. Invincible creator Robert Kirkman spoke with Polygon earlier this month and was asked how many seasons the series could last.
“I’m trying not to pin it down to a number, because it is somewhat of a moving target,” Kirkman said. “I think in the seven-to-eight-season range seems like it would be enough. But there could be some things we move through a little faster, some things we expand. If we’re fortunate enough to go for a good long time, I think that would be enough to cover the entire comic. And there are some things along the way that didn’t get into the comic that I’d like to do. I think it’d be cool to have some episodes here and there that are completely original. So that’s part of the plan moving forward.“
Based on the comic series by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Invincible follows Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), the son of an extraterrestrial superhero known as Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). Mark later inherits his father’s abilities, including great strength, flight, speed, and some invulnerability, and becomes the superhero known as Invincible. He also discovers that his father’s race, the Viltrumites, doesn’t exactly have peaceful intentions toward Earth. In addition to Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons, Invincible also features the voices of Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, and more.
The first half of the second season of Invincible will premiere on Prime Video on November 3rd, with the second half expected to follow in early 2024. Prime Video’s initial renewal of Invincible included two more seasons, which means that we’ve got a third season to look forward to as well. “I’m extremely thankful to Amazon for the support and dedication they’ve put behind Invincible,” Kirkman said in a statement at the time. “The comic book is truly a love letter to a genre that Cory [Walker] 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.”