When is the Invincible season 2 release date? Sometimes the most intriguing comic book stories don’t exist on the big screen, they arrive on TV. Amazon’s Prime Video premiered Invincible back in early 2021, which follows teenager Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), the son of legendary hero Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons), who finds he’s inherited his father’s superpowers.
The colourful TV series blends heartfelt character arcs with brutal, unrelenting violence, which instantly cemented it as one of the best animated series of all time among many audiences. But at only eight episodes long, the first season of Invincible went by as fast as the Red Rush himself – especially after the devastating fight between Invincible and Omni-Man practically levels Chicago, as Mark’s father beats him to a bloody pulp before leaving the planet.
But will the ending change the world’s opinions on superheroes? Will Mark take a new approach to his superheroic alter-ego? What about all the other threats teased at the end of the finale of the sci-fi series? Well if you want to know more buckle in here’s everything we know about the Invincible season 2 release date.
Invincible season 2 release date speculation
The Invincible season 2 release date is currently slated for late 2023, but that’s as specific as Prime Video has been so far.
The studio released a little teaser clip for the second season, where Mark tells Allen the Alien that he will be back in “late 2023”, which Allen deems a good enough answer for now.
When speaking to Collider ahead of the first season, Robert Kirkman did say that season 2 shouldn’t take as long to make, saying: “The production timeline is somewhat daunting. I think that we spend a number of years developing and working on this season. As we move into season two and beyond, things will tighten.”
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The critically-acclaimed writer went on to say, “There’s definitely a lot less designing and different things that have to happen to move into our second season. And it’s entirely possible that there’s already work that has been done on the second season.”
It’s worth nothing Amazon has also renewed the show for a third season already, so that’s nice.
Invincible season 2 trailer
We got our first Invincible season 2 teaser trailer in January 2023, with a clip that shows Mark and Allen the Alien enjoying a burger together and discussing what’s to come for the show.
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The clip also offers us a release date, sort of, as Mark nervously explains he will be back in “late 2023”. Allen asks Mark what he’s been up to and our hero hints at all the writing, designing, storyboarding, and other work that goes into creating an animated show which has left fans waiting so long for more from Invincible.
Invincible Season 2 plot speculation
The Invincible season 2 plot was teased at the end of the first season, as we see shots of all the different threats Mark will have to deal with in the future.
There’s the Sequids’ invasion of Mars, the inter-dimensional Flaxans preparing for war, Titan (Mahershala Ali) becomes a fully-fledged crime lord, while Battle-Beast (Michael Dorn) slaughters aliens in space.
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That’s without mentioning the fact that mad scientist D.A. Sinclair (Ezra Miller) now works for Cecil Stedman (Walton Goggins) at the Global Defense Agency. Basically, Mark is going to have a lot on his plate. Let’s not forget that Omni-Man is still out there somewhere, and Invincible is going to have to face his father again at some point.
Now that he knows about Viltrum’s true nature, he’s going to need to prepare Earth for the eventuality that the evil empire will invade. In the comics, the yellow and blue-suited hero has to deal with scrutiny from Immortal Man – who survived Omni-Man’s brutal attack – while also working alongside the Guardians of the Globe and Cecil to keep the world safe from various threats. But when heading to an alien planet to help a mantis-like race of people, Invincible finds Omni-Man ruling the world from a throne… Interesting.
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He’ll also have to help the Coalition of Planets from stopping the Viltrumites from expanding across the universe and taking over other planets. But when speaking to ComicBook.com, Robert Kirkman revealed that one of Invincible’s main villains – the dimension-hopping Angstrom Levy will be a big part of Season 2.
The writer said: “He really shakes things up. If you’re familiar with the comics and you’ve watched the TV show, you’ll get a sense of where we’re going with the second season, especially if you think really hard about how we adapted the story in the first season.”
Kirkman has also told ComicBook.com that we may get to see stories that didn’t end up in the comic books for one reason or another, that will work better on the small screen.
Invincible season 2 cast speculation
Steven Yeun will reprise his role as Mark Grayson A.K.A. Invincible, and J.K. Simmons is returning to play Nolan Grayson A.K.A. Omni-Man in the Invincible season 2 cast.
The father-son dynamic was shredded by the end of the season, although Mark gets through to Nolan by pointing out that even after everyone he knows is dead, they’ll still have each other. Their fight will still affect Mark’s loved ones – including his mother, Debbie Grayson, and Killing Eve star Sandra Oh will explore the ramifications of the Omni-Man twist in season 2.
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Don’t worry, the Guardians of the Globe are also coming back — so get ready to see more from Gillian Jacobs’ Atmo Eve, Jason Mantzoukas’ Rex Splode, Khary Payton’s Black Samson, Malese Jow’s Dupli-Kate, Grey Griffin’s Shrinking-Rey and Monster Girl.
Interestingly, Ross Marquand is also reprising his role as Rudy Conners – but it’s not clear if Zachary Quinto will voice Robot as he did in the first season. Given how Ross Marquand is an excellent impressionist – he also plays Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame – it wouldn’t be surprising if The Walking Dead star replaces the Star Trek alum.
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Basically, everyone whose characters made it out alive from the first batch of episodes are likely to come back for Season 2. Obviously, there are probably some fresh faces on the way too, but Amazon has yet to announce anything about any additional actors.
Where can I watch Invincible season 2?
You can watch Invincible season 2 on Amazon’s Prime Video service. If you don’t already have a subscription, you can get one by clicking here, and enjoy a whole host of brilliant entertainment.
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