The Walking Dead Creator's Invincible Comic Becoming Animated Amazon Prime Series
Watch out The Walking Dead, there's a new Robert Kirkman show on the way.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has set his first project at Amazon Studios, after signing a deal with the studio almost a year ago. The streamer has ordered eight hour-long animated episodes of Invincible, based on Kirkman's recently completed comic book series.
The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says the show will be aimed at adults and heavily borrow its dramatic tone from the comics. "I couldn't be more proud of the series Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley and I did together for over 15 years," Kirkman says in a statement. "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."
Invincible follows a teenager who inherits the powers of his superhero father as he comes to terms with his new abilities and how to develop them and become a hero in his own right. After first debuting in 2003, the story wrapped up in February with issue 144. It's Kirkman's second longest running series, following the still-ongoing The Walking Dead.
Previously, Invincible was adapted into a motion comic that aired on MTV2 in 2008. It was then being developed as a movie by Preacher producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for Universal Pictures in 2017. According to THR, that project is still in the works.
With this order from Amazon, Invincible becomes the creator's fourth scripted TV series. In addition to The Walking Dead and companion series Fear the Walking Dead, Outcast--also adapted from a comic book--will return for a second season on Cinemax in July. A voice cast for Invincible has not been named, nor has a premiere date been announced.
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