Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Amazon Orders 8 Episodes of Animated Drama 'Invincible' from Robert Kirkman

Almost a year after moving his overall deal from AMC to Amazon Studios, Robert Kirkman has gotten his first series order at the streaming series. Today, Amazon has ordered eight hourlong episodes of the animated series Invincible based on Kirkman's comic book series of the same name.

The series revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his 17th birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father's tutelage. The series is suspenseful, action-filled, and emotion-packed, yet builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship and humanity.

Kirkman and Cory Walker co-created the series, with Simon Racioppa set as showrunner for the first season. The trio executive produce with David Alpert and Catherine Winder. Justin and Chris Copeland will serve as supervising directors. Amazon Studios and Skybound Entertainment will produce.

"Robert has an uncanny talent to predict the zeitgeist, and we are incredibly excited to see him break boundaries in an animated one-hour format," said Sharon Yguado, Head of Scripted Genre Programming, Amazon Studios. "In a world saturated with superhero fare, we trust Robert to subvert expectations while encapsulating a story filled with heart and adrenaline. We love his ambitious plan for the show and believe it will look like nothing else on television."

"I couldn't be more proud of the series Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley and I did together for over 15 years. 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 groundbreaking, and I can't wait for our rabid fan base to experience it!" added Kirkman.