The animated superhero series Invincible became one of the most popular shows on Prime Video. So it was no surprise when Amazon greenlit Invincible Season 2 and 3.
With the newest season around the corner, here’s what we know of Invincible Season 2. Possible spoilers for season one ahead.
Invincible Back for Season 2
Invincible follows Mark Grayson, the son of the hero Omni-Man, as he gains his own powers and goes on the journey to become a hero as well. The show’s first season premiered in 2021. A teaser trailer for Season 2 dropped on January 20, 2023, giving fans an update on its development. The first full trailer for season two was released during the San Diego Comic-Con 2023.
The comic was created by Robert Kirkman with art by Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley. This follows Mark and his adventures as he tries to master his newfound superpowers. Mark also strives to live up to the expectation of being the son of Omni-Man. Kirkman is also the sole writer of the show that has an ongoing animated series on Prime Video and a live-action adaptation currently in development.
The comics and the series are slightly different from each other, but the storylines remain the same. The show is also a bloodier and more violent take on the comics.
The show’s official synopsis reads:
“Mark Grayson is 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.”
For Invincible Season 2, the cast of the first season will be returning to reprise their roles. Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson/Invincible, J.K. Simmons as Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man, and Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson will be returning for the second season. Also coming back are Andrew Rannells as William Clockwell, Zazie Beetz as Amber Bennett, Gillian Jacobs as Eve Wilkins/Atom Eve, Grey Griffin as Monster Girl and Shrinking Rae, Kevin Michael Richardson as the Mauler Twins, Zachary Quinto as Robot, Walton Goggins as Cecil Stedman, Khary Payton as Black Sampson, Ross Marquand as The Immortal, Jason Mantzoukas as Rex Sloan/Rex Splode, and Seth Rogen as Allen the Alien.
Mark Hamill, Grey DeLisle, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Kevin Michael Richardson will also be back as various characters for season two. Clancy Brown is expected to return as Damien Darkblood.
The new faces coming in for Invincible Season 2 include Peter Cullen, Sterling K. Brown as Angstrom Levy, Chloe Bennet, Cleveland Berto, Rob DeLany, Kari Wahlgreen, Micha Aliling, Paul F. Thompkins, Eric Bauza, Ella Purnell, Rhea Seehorn, Camden Coley, Phil LaMarr, Luke MacFarlane,Jay Pharoah, Lincoln Boldin, Shantel VanSanten, Tim Robinson, Tatiana Maslany, Daveed Diggs, Peter Cullen, Cliff Curtis, Calista Flockhart, Scoot McNairy, Lea Thompson, Josh Keaton, and Ben Schwartz. Max Burkholder is also part of Season 2 in a mystery role.
Cullen is confirmed to play the Vitrumite Great Thadeus in Invincible Season 2. Mahershala Ali is also expected to return to Season 2 as Titan.
Kirkman, however, revealed during Comic-Con that they are looking to get Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston to voice a character for another season. “We’ve offered Bryan Cranston a role and every season he has said he is very busy. I believe him and hope someday he won’t be.”
Invincible Season 2 Plot
For Invincible’s second season, Kirkman said the show will be following the source material in tackling the multiverse.
“It’s funny because I don’t think I knew about Far From Home or Spider-Verse or maybe Spider-Verse was out – but when we decided to do this for Season 2, I didn’t know that there was a Flash movie. It’s literally everywhere. I don’t know what it is about it. I think it’s a great tool to use to bring different incarnations of things in, which I think is kind of becoming…I’m gonna say easy button. It’s like ‘Let’s make this cool, bring that guy from that other thing in here.’ And so it’s super cool and as a fan, I love it,” said Kirkman.
Kirkman also revealed what Mark would be going through on a personal level. “The second season is about him being worried that he is going to become his father. Mark is dealing with the truth of who his father really was.”
In a clip screened for the audience at Comic-Con, Mark will be heading to Midnight City to bring in the new Darkwing. This leads to visiting the Shadow-verse and he will also face Angstrom Levy, the main villain of the upcoming season.
In the comics, Angstrom Levy blames Mark for his disfigurement and holds a grudge against him that spans the Multiverse. Angstrom’s disfigurement was caused by a freak accident, but it also gave him powers including super strength, enhanced durability, and superior intellect. Angstrom could also travel through dimensions.
The People Behind Invincible
Robert Kirkman, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, David Alpert, and Simon Racioppa are the show’s executive producers as is Cory Walker. Margaret M. Dean, who heads Skybound Animation, will also join as producer for season two. John C. Donkin will return as the supervising producer as well Jinhae Lee as the animation producer. Invincible Season 2 will once again feature music from John Paesano and Ottley will be a consultant.
Speaking with Polygon, Kirkman shared that he was emotional when Cullen stepped in to record for the show’s upcoming season.
“Working with Peter Cullen was a huge test for my professionalism,” said Kirkman. “Just flat out, every fiber of my being was screaming, ‘Don’t ask him about Optimus Prime. Don’t talk about Optimus Prime. What are you doing? Just be a professional, come on.’”
Invincible Season 2 Release Date
Kirkman revealed that the first half of Invincible Season 2 will be on Prime Video on November 3. The second half of the season will premiere in 2024. The first four episodes will be released on a weekly basis.
“I’m a firm believer that weekly television is community building. It gives you that time to anticipate the next episode,” said Kirkman about the release plan, adding that season three is also underway and there are measures in place to prevent another two-year gap between seasons.
“With everything going on in that time of year with, you know, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and a lot of family time, I think a lot of shows get lost in the shuffle there. So I think it’s good to take a pause and narratively, it’s gonna make things hit a little bit harder. People will know what I’m talking about when the season launches,” Kirkman added.
For now, fans can watch the one-shot story centered on Atom Eve and rewatch the entire first season on Prime Video.