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Invincible Season 2 Won’t Be Ready Anytime Soon

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Amazon Prime’s Invincible was one of the highlights of last year’s animated offerings. There have been so many superhero cartoons by this point that it’s hard to produce anything truly fresh, but Invincible didn’t need to break any molds. It was just really GOOD at its version of the classic teen superhero story.

What we saw in Season 1 was hardly the end of Mark Grayson’s adventures, just the beginning of a long comic book storyline. And we WILL be getting the rest of it: based on the strong audience response and streaming numbers, Amazon immediately renewed Invincible for TWO additional seasons. But as for when we could be seeing any of that…we have some disappointing news.

Steven Yeun, who voices Grayson, partook in an interview with the website Collider this week and Invincible was one of the topics of conversation. He was asked how much progress has been made on Season 2, and he admitted, “We haven’t started.”

Wha?

“I know we’re starting at some point soon,” he said. “I’ve talked to [creator Robert Kirkman], here and there. He’s super excited about it. He thinks Season 2 is gonna be even better than Season 1, which I have no doubt about. If you go to his source material, Invincible is an incredible comic, and just thinking about how much story hasn’t been told from that run, it’s gonna be bonkers. I’m really excited about it.”

What Yeun meant was that he hadn’t recorded any of his dialogue yet, and neither had the rest of the cast. But since voices are one of the first steps in the production of an animated show, this means there are no storyboards, no animatics, no nothing. Maybe scripts, but that’s it. It’s been nearly a year, what’s the holdup?

This means it will be at LEAST 2023 before Invincible comes back, and resolves its cliffhanger about the true nature of Omni-Man and Grayson’s alien lineage. If you really can’t wait that long, the series is based heavily on the Invincible comics, and reading the early issues will give you some answers on what happens next.