Amazon Studios has officially greenlit the new adult animated superhero series, Invincible. The one-hour series comes from writer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song), co-creator Cory Walker, and artist Ryan Ottley and is based on the popular comic book series of the same name.
Teen Titans‘ Simon Racioppa is attached as the season one showrunner. He’s also executive producing along with Robert Kirkman, David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead), and Catherine Winder.
Season one will consist of eight animated episodes.
The comic book series, which recently wrapped up after 15 years in production, will also be brought to life on the big screen. A feature film is currently in development.
Commenting on the deal with Amazon, Robert Kirkman said, “I couldn’t be more proud of the series Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley and I did together for over 15 years. To know our characters will live on in multiple iterations in other media is almost too exciting to bear! What Amazon is allowing us to do in animated form is nothing short of ground-breaking, and I can’t wait for our rabid fan base to experience it!”
“Robert has an uncanny talent to predict the zeitgeist, and we are incredibly excited to see him break boundaries in an animated one-hour format,” stated Sharon Yguado, Head of Scripted Genre Programming, Amazon Studios. “In a world saturated with superhero fare, we trust Robert to subvert expectations while encapsulating a story filled with heart and adrenaline. We love his ambitious plan for the show and believe it will look like nothing else on television.”
The Invincible Plot: From Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker and based on the Skybound / Image comic of the same name, Invincible is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father 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. The series is suspenseful, action-filled, and emotion-packed, yet builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship, and humanity.