Invincible made a significant impact upon its debut on Prime Video in 2021, and the much-anticipated season 2 is on the horizon. Adapted from the eponymous comic book, this animated series tracks the journey of Mark Grayson, the offspring of the powerful hero Omni-Man, as he discovers and hones his superpowers.
Continuing from the dramatic conclusion of season 1, season 2 brings back the stellar voice cast, including Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Sandra Oh, and more. As Invincible Season 2 approaches rapidly, delve into the details to comprehensively understand the show.
The End of Season 1
Invincible’s first season ended with a fierce battle between Mark Grayson and his alien father, Omni-Man. As Omni-Man hesitated to deliver a fatal blow, he departed, leaving Earth vulnerable to an approaching Viltrumite invasion. The season finale hinted at various adversaries for Mark, from mob bosses to mind-controlling aliens. For insights into the upcoming story, refer to Robert Kirkman’s Invincible comic books, the show’s source material.
Invincible Season 2 Release Date
The second season of Invincible premiered on November 3, 2023, with weekly episodes. However, a mid-season hiatus follows the fourth episode, and the latter half of season 2 is scheduled for early 2024, though the specific release date remains unconfirmed.
Invincible was renewed for a second and third season by Amazon Prime Video, announced on the day of the season one finale in April 2021. Fortunately, the wait for season 3 seems shorter, with Robert Kirkman mentioning significant progress in its development. According to Kirkman, the cast for season 3 is expansive, surpassing the already expanded cast of season 2.
On July 21, 2023, the official teaser trailer for season 2 was released. In the two-minute preview, Mark appears poised to discover the extent of his newfound abilities. The closing scenes hint at an impending epic battle, concluding with the intriguing line: “Viltrumite against Viltrumite? That hasn’t happened since The Great Purge.”
During New York Comic Con 2023, Invincible enthusiasts were treated to the inaugural full trailer for season 2, unveiled on October 14, 2023. The trailer offers a glimpse of a world in chaos, featuring Mark (or a possible doppelgänger) following in his father’s footsteps, delivering a foreboding message to Earth’s inhabitants. Additionally, the trailer introduces new heroes, with Ben Schwartz voicing The Shapesmith.
As per the initial announcement, Invincible Season 2 is planned to consist of eight episodes, with the season divided into two parts. The first half is scheduled to air on November 3, 2023, with the last episode in this segment released on November 24, 2023. The remaining four episodes are slated for early 2024, although specific dates for the latter half have not been disclosed.
Robert Kirkman, speaking at San Diego Comic-Con 2023, clarified that the decision to split the season was influenced by the holiday season’s busy nature, aiming to avoid the show getting lost amidst Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s festivities. Kirkman emphasized that the narrative impact would be more pronounced with this approach. Stay tuned for updates on the release dates for the second half of Season 2.