Prime Video released an interesting video of Steven Yeun talking and basically revealing that Invincible Season 2 has started production. If you remember the first season, I’m sure you were as surprised as I was. It was crazy. Going into it, many of us thought we’d be watching a typical superhero coming-of-age movie. Damn, were we wrong. This thing was crazy! The second could arrive next year.
We all loved Invincible and part of the reason was the crazy action and the gore, but there was more to it. The characters were mostly intriguing (looking at you, Amber). In a funny interaction with someone the camera couldn’t see, Yeun is seen saying:
“I look forward to doing more. Stop me there. Or leave it, or leave it. Leave it all in there. Do this whole part, then cut me NOW! Now now.”
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How the Story Leads to Invincible Season 2
The story started out as a nice superhero teen drama, but by the end of the first episode, we were in for a shock. The pilot’s gory conclusion showed Omni-Man’s true nature. The way he went about mowing down his opponents served as a change of tone in the series. From there, Invincible never looked back. Being a weekly release, the show gave us something new to discuss each week.
The main mystery of the show centered around Omni-Man and why he did what he did. Another major plot point was Mark, the main character, and his path to becoming a hero. Things like the issues he endures on his way to trying to balance his superhero path and his personal life thriving. We can’t forget the usual “Mark gets his ass kicked” moment every episode to go along with the nice subplots. Episode 5 in particular had us all staring at the screen like it was the final season of Game of Thrones. Fortunately, this time our shock was for a good reason. It’s so good.
The show is from a comic
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Invincible is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name by Kirkman and focuses on Yeun’s Mark. He is seventeen years old and adjusting to his own superpowers after having the strongest being on the planet, Omni-Man, as his father. As he learns to be a hero and hones his powers, he realizes the truth about his father. Omni-Man may not be the heroic savior of mankind that Mark always thought he was. In addition to bringing Yeun and The Walking Dead creator Kirkman back again, the series boasts a stacked cast. This includes Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, JK Simmons, Mark Hamill and Mahershala Ali. After the first season received such widespread praise, Amazon locked in two more seasons. This gave Mark enough time to become a superhero.
Season 1 of Invincible was part of a strong year for adult animated content. When you remember Netflix’s Arcane and Castlevania with their first and last seasons respectively, it feels good. I guess it’s for us animation aficionados, so people who aren’t really into it don’t really care. Anyway, if you like adult themes and gore, you might want to give Invincible a try.
We are all anticipating the second season of Invincible which is rumored to have more episodes than the first season. If Season 1 is anything to go by, we’ll have more jaw-dropping and bloodcurdling moments. Season 1 of Invincible is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The series has already been greenlit for two more seasons, but a release window for Season 2 has yet to be announced.
Have you watched Invincible season 1? What did you think? Are you hyped for the second season?