Season 2 of Invincible may not be available on Prime Video for a while, but progress on the R-rated animated superhero show has recently been made.
Steven Yeun, who plays Mark Grayson/Invincible in the Prime Video TV series, has begun recording lines for the show’s next season. Okay, voice acting work can begin early in the development of a show, so this doesn’t mean that Invincible season 2 is getting closer to an official release date. Nonetheless, it’s a significant development in the series’ second installment, and one we’re eager to see.
As we’ve previously stated, we’re happy to wait to see Mark, Omni-Man, and the rest of the Invincible gang if it means that Invincible season 2 is just as good (if not better) than the first. We really enjoyed the series’ first season, and based on fan and critic reactions to what happened in season 1, it’s not surprising that it was many people’s favorite Prime Video show of 2021.
However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty to read about below. In this article, we’ve compiled everything we know about Invincible season 2, including its returning cast members, potential plot points (based on our comic book knowledge), the show’s future, and more. After you’ve finished our guide, feel free to read our thoughts on how Invincible season 2 can improve on its predecessor.
Invincible Season 2: Release Date
In April of 2021, the series was renewed for a second and third season. The decision to renew the series was made before the season 1 finale had even aired due to the show’s success. Season 2 production is well underway, according to members of the writing team.
“I really need to get back to work on seasons 2 (and 3)!” I have a script that is due soon! Good luck! And thank you for following along! “I adore all of you!”
In an interview in March 2022, showrunner Simon Racioppa stated that the team was “working hard” to deliver Invincible season 2 as soon as possible.
Recently, Steven Yeun (Mark Grayson/Invincible) confirmed he’ll be back in the studio on April 15th, 2022 to record lines for the Amazon Prime show. In a 20-second video posted on the official Invincible Twitter account, he is seen and heard saying, “Can’t wait to make more…” The video then cuts to the famous title card and music from the show.
Unfortunately, given how long animations typically take, we won’t see a season 2 premiere this year. Given that Kirkman and his team took several years to complete season 1, it has been speculated that the new Invincible season will be released in early 2023. Kirkman, on the other hand, does not anticipate that season two will take as long as the first.
The Storyline Of Invincible Season 2
Instead of making wild predictions for Season 2, let’s lean into the storytelling seeds that Season 1 left behind.
The main plot point that will almost certainly be explored in future episodes is Mark’s discovery that he and his father are not superheroes, but aliens from the Viltrumite Empire, which sends soldiers to conquer planets and terraform them with their “utopian” technology and society. Mark, who is half Viltrumite, sparked a massive feud with Omni-Man after discovering the truth about his father’s origin and purpose, resulting in a bone-breaking, tooth-shattering brawl between father and son.
Finally, it is Nolan’s love for his son—a trait Viltrumites regard as an abhorrent weakness—that causes him to leave Mark’s life and the planet, rather than smashing Mark’s face in forever.
Other story beats that will most likely fuel the new episodes include the ongoing chaos on Mars, as seen with the parasitic Sequids running rampant, as well as Mark’s complicated romantic life, with or without Amber (Beetz). Most importantly, Invincible learns of the Viltrumite Army’s impending invasion, which will almost certainly complete his father’s failed mission of total planetary takeover.
In response, at Cecil’s request, he reluctantly assumes his father’s role as Earth’s defender while the Guardians of the Globe recover from being decimated in battle. Knowing that Omni-Man almost killed his son before fleeing the planet, it’s unclear whether Mark will be able to take on his father and his entourage of Viltrimites.
Who Will Return For Season 2 Of Invincible?
Nothing has been confirmed (aside from Yeun and Simmons’ return), but we expect the following actors to reprise their roles from season 1:
- Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson/Invincible
- J.K. Simmons as Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man
- Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson
- Zazie Beetz as Amber Bennett
- Gillian Jacobs as Samantha Eve Wilkins/Atom Eve
- Andrew Rannells as William Clockwell
- Walton Goggins as Cecil Stedman
- Jason Mantzoukas as Rex Sloan/Rex Splode
- Ross Marquand as Rudy Conners, Kursk and Bi-Plane
- Mark Hamill as Art Rosenbaum
- Khary Payton as Markus Grimshaw/Black Samson
- Malese Jow as Kate Cha/Dupli-Kate
- Grey Griffin as Shrinking Rae and Amanda (Monster Girl’s human form)
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Monster Girl/the Mauler Twins
- Seth Rogen as Allen the Alien
- Mahershala Ali as Titan
Invincible Will Have How Many Seasons?
There are 144 Invincible comics in total, spanning Kirkman and Walker’s careers. The TV adaptation changed the order of certain plot points for season 1, but the first eight episodes only covered the first 23 issues. If the current trend continues, Invincible could end around season 7 or 8.
Kirkman, on the other hand, believes there could be more or less. In an interview with ScreenRant(opens in new tab), he stated that there is a “rough roadmap for where things from the comics will fall.” Furthermore, Kirkman told Inverse(opens in new tab) that he “could see it going for five… seven… even ten years.” Maybe we run out of comic books and do 100 seasons.”
Of course, that last number is Kirkman getting excited about his own property, but we could easily see Invincible lasting at least five seasons. If audiences want more, Amazon would be foolish to end it after three seasons. However, much will depend on how well Invincible performs in its next two seasons.
Amazon has had major success with its live-action series based on another R-rated comic book, Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys, so there’s no reason why Invincible season 2 can’t build on its predecessor’s foundations and last for many more years.
Is There A Trailer For Invincible Season 2?
Unfortunately, no trailer for Invincible Season 2 has been released. There is no footage available at the time of writing.
Where Can I Watch Season 2 Of Invincible?
Season 2 of Invincible is now available on Amazon Prime. If you don’t already have a subscription, you can get one by clicking here and enjoying a plethora of fantastic entertainment, including The Wilds and The Great.