Invincible, the upcoming animated superhero series from Robert Kirkman, will have the “same flavor” as the original comics, according to the creator.
This comes as Amazon Prime Video, which is set to launch the eight-part series in 2021, unveiled the first trailer for the show.
Kirkman, speaking as part of the New York Comic-Con, said while they will be changing some characters and expanding some roles, it will be “very close” to the comics. “All the stuff you want to be there, will be there,” he said.
In 2018, Amazon ordered the series from The Walking Dead’s Kirkman, Cory Walker and artist Ryan Ottley.
Hour-long series Invincible marked the first series greenlight to come out of the overall deal Amazon Studios inked with Kirkman, executive producer of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which was based on his graphic novel, and companion Fear the Walking Dead, which he co-created, as well as his Skybound Entertainment.
Co-created by Kirkman and Walker and based on the Skybound/Image comic, Invincible is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around Mark Grayson, voiced by Steven Yeun, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father, voiced by J.K. Simmons, is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage.
Invincible will also star Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Seth Rogen (This is the End), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Walton Goggins (Justified), 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), Michael Dorn (Star Trek) and Max Burkholder (Imaginary Order).
Invincible is produced by Skybound, with Simon Racioppa (Teen Titans) serving as showrunner. The series is executive produced by Racioppa, Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead), Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) with Supervising Directors Justin (Avengers Assemble).
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