We've got good news about Invincible season 2, and not so good news. And so let's lead with the former. Amazon announced the renewal of its latest super-powered series (and made it a double at that), so fans can expect a lot more of the family drama between Invincible and Omni-Man.
With success like this, we doubt that Amazon will think about killing it off for a very long time. It's right next to The Boys in terms of seemingly-popular series on the streaming service, which makes us wonder what super-powered direction Amazon will go in next.
And since we're about to break down all things Invincible season 2, consider this your spoiler warning for Season 1 of Invincible! If you haven't seen it yet, Invincible is a super-hero series that starts wholesomely and gets very dramatic very quickly.
One of the biggest characters in the show is Omni-Man (voiced by J.K. Simmons) who is also a dad named Nolan Grayson, whose son Mark Grayson is stuck in the shadow of dear-old dad. He doesn't even have super powers (at the start of the show).
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Invincible season 2 release date speculation
Let's back up a second before we get to suggesting when Invincible season 2 will be online. Amazon (opens in new tab) announced it ordered Invincible season 2 and season 3 on April 29, a little more than a month after the series' March 25 debut.
And while most big shows are getting hit by delays (we're looking at you, Stranger Things season 4 — where are you?), Invincible season 2 probably won't suffer similarly, as it can be produced remotely.
So, we'd expect Invincible season 2 to drop in about a little more than a year, in spring 2022. and for season 3 to arrive about a year and change after that.
Invincible season 2 cast
At the moment, we expect Invincible season 2 to keep the bulk of the season 1 regulars. That full list is below. We're unsure if Zachary Quinto will be back for a second round. He voiced Robot in season 1, but Robot is no longer host for Rudy Connors — whose mind was moved to a new clone body (voiced by Ross Marquand). Of course, Robot has much more to do, based on what happened with the comics, but the Invincible season 2 and 3 plot details have yet to be revealed.
As for new characters, creator/writer Robert Kirkman told ComicBook.com (opens in new tab) that he's looking to have Steven Yeun joined by fellow The Walking Dead alumni. Specifically, he said "I can't think of an actor on The Walking Dead I wouldn't want to work with again. It's an amazing group of actors. Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan...there's not really anyone I wouldn't want to bring in."
Powerplex, a character who survived the battle between Omni-Man and Invincible in the comics, is a likely new addition for the series. He's got it out for Invincible, but has a backstory that should give him some sympathy. We don't know who exactly would voice him.
However, Thragg (a veteran of the Viltrumite Civil War) seems right up Jeffrey Dean Morgan's alley. A major villain for the Invincible comics, Thragg demands everyone submit to Viltrumite dominance — or die.
- Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson aka Invincible
- J.K. Simmons as Nolan Grayson aka Omni-Man
- Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson
- Zazie Beetz as Amber Bennett
- Gillian Jacobs as Samantha Eve Wilkins aka Atom Eve
- Andrew Rannells as William Clockwell
- Walton Goggins as Cecil Stedman
- Jason Mantzoukas as Rex Sloan aka Rex Splode
- Ross Marquand as Rudy Conners, Kursk and Bi-Plane
- Mark Hamill as Art Rosenbaum
- Khary Payton as Markus Grimshaw aka Black Samson
- Malese Jow as Kate Cha aka Dupli-Kate
- Grey Griffin as Shrinking Rae and Amanda
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Monster Girl, the Mauler Twins
- Seth Rogen as Allen the Alien
- Mahershala Ali as Titan
Invincible season 2 story possibilities
The comic series offers a dizzying array of possible storylines for season 2 to roll with, which certainly isn’t ideal for getting our bearings on where we'll be come the first episode of the new series. With that said, the grisly ending to season 1 gives us some inkling of where things are headed.
Based on the finale to season 1, Mark’s world has been turned upside down. His father, Omni-Man, has wiped out their family and left Mark on the top of a mountain, battered to within an inch of his life. Omni-Man then leaves Earth behind after almost killing his son. A clip talking about potential extra plots teased going to space and teased the introduction of the villain Angstrom Levy.
Despite exiting for now, Nolan will inevitably return with the entire Viltrumite race, determined to make Earth part of their alien kingdom. In the last episode of season 1, Cecil asks Mark to take his father’s place as Earth’s champion, plus he also holds plans to finish high school — ambitions that could be tricky to achieve with the influx of threats heading his way.
We also have heaps of other villains set to return amidst the chaos from the imminent Viltrumite invasion. After blowing up their last laboratory, the Mauler twins are placed back in GDA's prison back on Earth. That's not to mention the villainous Doc Seismic, still alive and forming an army of rock monsters underneath the Earth's surface.
Invincible season 2 trailer speculation
We're way too early for an Invincible season 2 trailer, so don't believe anyone who offers you one. We'd expect one to arrive in late 2021, once more work is one on the series.
We'll be adding the trailer here as soon as it drops.
Invincible season 2 and season 3 in the comics
The truth is: we don't quite know which comics they're going to use for the next season. But since the first eight episodes only covered the first 23 comic issues, we have reason to think issues 24 through 46 would be worth reading if you want to have an idea of what's next. And, naturally, get up to issue 69 if you want to be ready for season 3.
At this rate, the Invincible series could roughly wrap up around season 7 or 8, as there are 144 Invincible comics, spanning 15 years of Robert Kirkman's career. Kirkman's told Den of Geek (opens in new tab) that "We could possibly tell the entirety (of the story) in anywhere from five to seven seasons, ... Obviously there would be differences if it were five seasons than if we were able to do it in seven seasons. The plan is to do a good number of seasons and tell at least the full length of Invincible’s journey, as it was told in comic book form."
Of course, we know that TV shows are probably one of the least secure assets in the hyper-competitive world of broadcasting. You certainly wouldn't want to bet on Invincible's lifespan, especially in a world where ratings have to match expectations to stop things being axed.
All things being well and the Amazon Prime show continues, the first eight episodes only covered the first 23 comic issues, which would see the Invincible series roughly wrap up around season 7 or 8. This is caveated by the first season tinkering with the plot structure of the comic books; still, this is something we can probably expect moving forward, so these are all estimations.
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