Invincible: When is it released? Who are the voice cast? All you need to know about the seriously dark Prime Video animated series

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman brings his much-loved superhero Invincible to animated life on Amazon Prime Video this year – expect dark drama and violence.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 25 February 2021 - 5.01pm
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Fans of The Walking Dead and The Boys who are looking for something new to watch this year, should be very excited for Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible.

From Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman, the series is based on the Skybound/Image comic created by Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley.

Invincible is an adult animated superhero show  (this is not a series for kids, trust us!) that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age - except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man.

But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.

Invincible, Kirkman’s second-longest comic-book series, concluded in February 2018 after a 15-year run.

When is Invincible released on Prime Video?

Season one of Invincible will launch on Friday, March 26 exclusively on Prime Video.

The first three episodes of season one will launch on Friday, March 26 with new episodes available each Friday, culminating in an action-packed season finale on Friday, April 30.

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Who are the voice cast of Invincible?

Steven Yuen (The Walking Dead) will voice Mark Grayson (aka Invincible) and J.K. Simmons is his father Nolan Grayson (aka Omni-Man).

New cast additons revealed at CCXP Worlds in December included Mahershala Ali as Titan, Clancy Brown as Damien Darkblood, Nicole Byer as Vanessa & Fiona, Jeffrey Donovan as Machine Head, Jonathan Groff as Rick Sheridan, Jon Hamm as Steve, Djimon Hounsou as Martian Emperor, and Ezra Miller as D.A. Sinclair.

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Steven Yuen will voice Mark Grayson, aka Invincible

Kirkman revealed at New York Comic Con that fan favourite character Battle Beast will be voiced by Michael Dorn (Star Trek).

Invincible will also star Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Seth Rogen (This is the End), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday, Girls), 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), Max Burkholder (Imaginary Order).

Robert Kirkman said it was essential they pulled together an incredible cast for the series to capture the heart of the comic.

“This is a character drama, an intense character drama,” said Kirkman.

“These actors are bringing their A-game. You really have to sell what is going on in this drama.

“While we have talked about the violence, it is never violence for violence's sake. You fall in love with these characters and this story, which makes the violence more impactful. It’s a little like Walking Dead in that aspect.”

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J.K. Simmons provides the voice of Nolan Grayson, aka Omni-Man

What can you expect from Invincible?

The good news for fans of the comic is that they can expect a series that captures the spirit and follows the same story and key events.

“We’ve been working very closely that it has the same flavor and same big events,” said creator Robert Kirkman at New York Comic Con.

“We’re changing some characters and adding a bit of spice in there, but everything you want to be in there will be in there.”

First look at Invincible Prime Video

Talking about the comic’s extreme violence, Kirkman said that nothing would be dialled down for the TV series.

“We’re definitely not holding back on the violence at all. If anything the violence is a little bit more intense… at times a little bit more gruesome,” explained Kirkman.

“I think it’s the secret sauce of Invincible. I’ve always thought when big massive superheroes who can knock down buildings and move planets start fighting it’s a bit weird that they’re not doing substantial damage to each other. That’s a really cool realism that Invincible has.

“There are some insane graphic things happening that would happen when super-powerful people come together.”

First look at Invincible Prime Video

And for viewers who have never read the comic, Kirkman teased: “If you think you saw something like this before, you haven’t.

“Even in the very first episode you will be, ‘Woah, I haven’t seen this before’.”

Full blood-splattered trailer revealed

Warning: Trailer not suitable for younger viewers

Previewing the series, Kirkman told Entertainment Weekly: "The idea was basically to take everything we had ever loved about the superhero genre and put it into one series. We wanted to construct a world that was so broad that, over the course of the life of the series, we could tell basically every type of superhero story that had been told and put our own spin on it.

"Sometimes it's a horror series. Sometimes it's a drama. Sometimes it's straight-up science-fiction."

Season 1 of Invincible will launch on Friday, March 26, exclusively on Prime Video.

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