Season 2 of Invincible appears to be a long time away. Following its premiere on Prime Video in 2021, Amazon Studios’ R-rated animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker’s comic series was a smash hit for the streaming service. However, while Amazon and co-developer Skybound will seek to capitalize on the success of the series, the development of the series is expected to be slow in the beginning.
And, to be completely honest, we’re content to wait. If the second (and third) seasons of Invincible include the same amount of love, care, and attention to detail as the first – which, by the way, we thoroughly enjoyed – we can be confident that we will be treated to two more outstanding entries in the television series.
It appears that Amazon and Skybound are putting out their best efforts to make seasons 2 and 3 as amazing as they possibly can be as well. Skybound has hired a new Head of Animation and based on her extensive portfolio of outstanding projects, it appears that the programme will be a major success on Amazon Prime Video. You may find out more about this in the section below.
That’s not the only thing you’ll learn, either. Everything we can find out about Invincible season 2, including its returning cast members, probable narrative points, when it might return to Amazon Prime Video, and more, has been collated here. And once you’ve finished catching up on everything, read our thoughts on the matter.
What We Know About the Invincible Season 2 Premiere Date
The release date for Invincible season 2 has not been announced by Amazon Studios.
Because the second season of Invincible was announced on April 29, 2021, along with the third season, likely, production is already beginning. At the very least, Kirkman and the series’ management staff are likely to have had discussions about what story points to use in the upcoming season (more on this later).
Although Steven Yeun (who portrays the series’ protagonist Mark Grayson) recently stated in an interview with Collider that he has not yet begun recording lines for the show’s second season, this is not the case. Because of this, and the fact that he uses the word “we,” it appears that much of season 2’s production has yet to get underway.
Because of the lengthy turnaround time required to produce new episodes of animated shows, several of them are renewed yearly. However, it does not appear to be the case in this instance. A recent hire for Skybound’s animation department indicates that the main body of the work has yet to get underway, which is a positive development.
Skybound announced on January 11 that veteran animation producer Marge Dean has been hired as the business’s new Head of Animation. Dean has been with the company for over 20 years. The Invincible seasons 2 and 3 will “immediately” begin production, according to a press release from Skybound Entertainment. Dean’s past work includes HBO Max’s Gen: Lock, Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, and Channel 4’s The Ricky Gervais Show, among other projects.
Therefore, with Dean now in her new role, it’s probable that Invincible’s second season may begin filming in its entirety soon after Dean’s arrival. In addition, a recent tweet from the show’s official Twitter account suggests that season 2 will premiere in early 2023, but don’t hold your breath for it to happen sooner.
Earlier this year, during a Skybound Xpo virtual panel for Invincible season 1 in July 2021, which can be viewed on YouTube, Kirkman refused to speculate on when season 2 might premiere. Kirkman also indicated (in November 2021) that he was “happily extremely busy working on other stuff” when questioned about the possibility of his involvement in Marvel Studios’ next Zombies animated project, which is now in development. Assuming Invincible season 2 is included in the “other stuff” that he refers to, here’s hoping it will be a lighthearted addition:
It appears that Amazon, or at the very least Invincible’s creators, are well aware that fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the second instalment of the series. Even if it appears to be a bit of light-hearted trolling on the part of Invincible’s social media team, a tweet from the official Invincible Twitter account wonderfully sums up how we’re all feeling between seasons 1 and 2, even if it appears to be:
Is There a Cast for Invincible Season 2 Yet?
We may see some of the other cast members return as well.
Zachary Quinto provided the voice of Robot in season 1, however, it is unknown whether or not he would be required in season 2. Rudy Conners was a genetically defective individual whose genetic problems initially prevented him from living outside of his saline tank, as seen in the first season. The robot was the artificial host body of Rudy Conners. Since Rudy’s consciousness was transferred into his new clone body in episode 7, Ross Marquand has taken up the role of Rudy’s voice actor.
As a result, we have no way of knowing if Quinto will return. In the comics, Robot has a significant role to play, although it is unclear whether those events will be included in Invincible season 2, season 3, or beyond.
Some of the other cast members who could return are Chris Diamantopoulos (Doc Seismic), Fred Tatasciore (Kill Cannon), Clancy Brown (Damien Darkblood), Jeffrey Donovan (Machine Head), Ezra Miller (D.A. Sinclair), and Michael Dorn (Damien Darkblood), among others (Battle Beast and Thokk). Kirkman has hinted at some of their comeback (more on that below), but we’re not sure who will be making the appearances at this point.
When it comes to new cast members, Kirkman has stated that he would want to see more members of the cast of The Walking Dead television series participate in future seasons. Even though Yeun, Marquand, Laurie Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Lennie James have previously featured in various roles on The Walking Dead, Kirkman hopes that more Walking Dead stars will offer their vocal skills to the programme in the future.
What Is the Plot of Invincible Season 2? What Is the Storey About?
The humour is entertaining yet at times puzzling. Season 2 of Invincible could take many different turns, but we already know what to expect. From the season 1 finale and the series’ official Twitter account.
Let’s start with the season 1 finale. After discovering he couldn’t murder Mark and enslave humanity for his people, Omni-Man tearfully heads away into space towards an unknown destination.
Season 2 should continue this plot. Mark will be tasked with protecting Earth from the Viltrumites and assisting the Coalition of Planets in stopping their universe-wide expansion. As a result of Allen the Alien’s warning, Mark already knows that a fleet is coming, and we can expect their friendship to expand in season 2.
We should also find Omni-Man/Nolan. In the comics, Nolan flees to another planet to exact revenge on the Viltrum Empire for abandoning his station on Earth. The TV show has a lot more to say about Mark and Nolan’s relationship, which is also explored extensively in the comics. As for the father-son relationship, let’s just say we hope to see more of Simmons’ Nolan next season.
Season 2 should also see the programme go cosmic. Expect exotic realms, odd characters, and a universe-spanning plot.
Season 1’s finale hinted at several potential subplots for season 2. We should see more of the unfinished Sequid plot. We know a Martian has invaded Earth after swapping places with a human astronaut. Also, the Sequins now control the astronaut left on Mars, which could spell disaster for Earth if this parasitic race charts a course for the blue plane.
Titan and Battle Beast’s storylines may also be expanded. They had taken over Machine Head’s criminal enterprise and transported away from Earth when we last saw them. Their stories continue in the comics, and Kirkman has hinted at more Battle Beast in season 2. Although Omni-Man ravaged their home planet in episode 2, the Flaxans appear to be returning.
Invincible’s comic run didn’t have some noteworthy tale elements. Kirkman said to Beyond the Trailer that he plans to add storylines from the graphic novels in the TV programme. One example Kirkman mentions is Damien Darkblood, who Cecil Stedman returned to Hell in episode 4. It’s unknown if this will be in season 2.
Finally, Kirkman has disclosed more about season 2’s narrative, which may involve Mark’s biggest comic book foe – Angstrom Levy:
Kirkman confirmed Levy’s involvement in season 2’s storyline.
During the virtual Skybound Xpo Invincible panel, Kirkman said: “Levy is a real mover. Knowing the comics and TV programme will give you a feel of where we’re headed with the second season, especially if you recall how we modified the tale in the first season.”
Jason Mantzoukas said he can’t wait for season 2 to “bring more villains… like Thragg” and more of the comic series’ interplanetary themes.
How Long Will Invincible Last?
Invincible spans 15 years of Kirkman and Walker’s careers. Season 1’s plot points were rearranged, however, the first eight episodes only addressed the first 23. If future seasons follow a similar path, Invincible may conclude around season 7 or 8.
But, according to Kirkman, there may be more or less. He told ScreenRant that the comics had a “rough roadmap for where everything will fall”. Kirkman told Inverse he “could see it going for five, seven, or even ten years.” Then we run out of comic books and…
Of course, that last number is Kirkman gushing over his work, but we could imagine Invincible lasting five seasons. It would be a mistake for Amazon to stop at three seasons. That depends on how well Invincible does in its following two seasons.
The Boys, based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s R-rated comic book, has been a huge hit for Amazon, so there’s no reason why Invincible season 2 can’t expand on that popularity and last for years.