Robert Kirkman’s Invincible Adult Animated Series is coming to Amazon and I can’t tell you how exciting I am that it’s not a LIVE ACTION SHOW! That’s right, for each and every one of you who had the good fortune to read all 144 issues of Kirkman’s Invincible, you will be able to enjoy the Invincible Adult Animated Series on Amazon Prime Videos at some point in the future!
This has been a long-awaited event that has been in the works since literally June 19th, 2018 when Amazon Studios first announced they had green-lit what is to be an Adult Animated Adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic book series by the same name.
During FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020 (yesterday), it was revealed that Original Series Artist Cory Walker will be Lead Character Designer and that he has already worked out a rendition of the main cast!
What’s more exciting is that Robert Kirkman himself will be serving as Executive Producer and has already written the pilot and season finale! As I’m sure you all know, AMC’s TWD would not have been the success that it’s been without Kirkman’s involvement. It is something I wish more creators did on shows inspired by the comic books they created. Unfortunately, when it comes to publishers like Marvel & DC, there’s not much a creator can do as they’ve signed away all intellectual properties over to those publishers. That’s why The Walking Dead has done so well, because Kirkman owns the rights, due to Image Comics’ easy terms, which were written by comic book creators who at one point worked for these other publishers.
Others who will be involved in the upcoming Invincible animated series are:
- Simon Racioppa (Teen Titans) will serve as Showrunner
- Justin and Chris Copeland (Ultimate Spider-Man) will serve as Supervising Directors, and…
- Robert KJirkman, Simon Racioppa, David Alpert (The Walking Dead), and Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will all serve as Executive Producers
Invincible Adult Animated Series Voice Over Cast
As for the Voice Over Cast, the following actors will serve as the following characters:
- Steven Yuen (Glenn Rhee of AMC’s TWD) will play Invincible
- J.K. Simmons (Dr. Emil Skoda of NBC’s Law & Order) will play Invincible‘s father, “Omni Man“
- Gillian Jacobs (Britta Perry of NBC’s Community) will play Invincible’s Love Interest, “Atom Eve“
As for other Voice Over Actors, Kirkman has already confirmed that some of the TWD staff will play Guardians of the Globe characters, which I cannot wait to find out who will play The Immortal, Martian Man and Aquarus. I’m also wondering if these original guardians will appear and will we will see them get taken out by Omni Man. We’ll Have to see for ourselves, won’t we?
There hasn’t been a release date on the Invincible Animated Series as of yet, but we will keep you posted with further information as it becomes available!