The new animated superhero show Invincible has just finished up season 1, and it has already been renewed for not only season 2, but a third installment as well. Invincible has been a success for Amazon, garnering both critical praise and high viewership. These renewals show that Amazon has plenty of confidence in the show and its creators.
Invincible follows the story of teenager Mark Grayson (played by Steven Yeun) who after years of waiting finally develops superpowers inherited from his father Nolan, the world’s most famous superhero Omni-Man (played by J.K. Simmons). Amazon’s Invincible is based on the Image Comics series of the same name, created by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, and artist Cory Walker. The comic is known for blending heightened and silly superhero elements with adult drama and ultraviolence, and the Invincible show is aiming to capture that balance too.
Details are scarce right now about Invincible season 2. Unlike other shows like Amazon’s The Boys, Invincible was not renewed for second season before the first one debuted. The announcement came a day before the explosive finale aired, but little else has been said about it beyond that; however, certain details can be inferred by looking to the comics and what happened after Mark’s devastating fight with Omni-Man.
Invincible Season 2 Renewal
Invincible season 2 and season 3 have both been officially announced by Amazon. After much fan campaigning for Invincible to get a second season while the first was still airing, Amazon showed how much faith they have in Kirkman and his team with their double renewal situation. Invincible is clearly going to be a long-term investment for the streaming service.
Invincible Season 2 Release Date Info
While Invincible has been renewed, there aren’t any details yet regarding season 2’s release date. It can be speculated that the second season will likely come sometime in the first half of 2022, but considering how long animation can take to produce it might arrive even later. That being said, Kirkman and his team likely have done some amount of pre-production on the second season even before Amazon gave the official greenlight.
Invincible Season 2 Cast
Much of the main cast of Invincible season 1 are likely to return for a second season. This includes Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh (Nora Grayson), Zazie Beetz (Amber Bennett), Gillian Jacobs (Atom Eve), and Zachary Quinto (Robot) as all of their characters play key roles in comic’s story going forward. Also likely to return are guest actors like Ezra Miller (DA Sinclair), Seth Rogen (Allen the Alien), and Mahershala Ali (Titan). All of them become bigger parts of the story as the series goes on. J.K. Simmons might not initially appear as Omni-Man in the next installment, as he was last seen flying off into deep space. Readers of the comic know where he’s going, and there’s a good chance that he’ll come back into the story at the end of season 2.
Invincible Season 2 Story Details
While there’s no telling for sure yet where Invincible could go in a second season, it can be speculated by looking at the source material. Invincible season 1 climaxed with the fight between Mark and his father Omni-Man, and season 2 can then focus on Mark stepping up as Earth’s main protector after Nolan flees into space. If it follows the arc of the comics, and if the montage at the end of the finale is any indication, then the main plot elements will involve the Sequids’s plan to take over Earth, Titan growing his crime organization, Allen’s adventures in space, and Mark’s tensions with Cecil’s methods for protecting the Earth. There’s a chance that characters like Angstrom Levy might show up, or that another Viltrumite will come to Earth to see if Mark has taken up Nolan’s mission.