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Amazon Studios ordered Robert Kirkman’s comic book series Invincible as a straight-to-series animated drama. This will be Kirkman’s—who is know for The Walking Dead—first project under his pact with the retailer/streamer.
Invincible will be told over eight hour-long episodes. And before you freak out, the Invincible movie project under Universal Studios with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg writing and directing is still in development, but will drop after this new series.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the series [writer] Cory Walker, [artist] 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 ground-breaking, and I can’t wait for our rabid fan base to experience it!” Kirkman said in a press release.
Invincible came out in 2003 and ran for 144 issues. It chronicles the story of Mark Grayson, a young teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero in the world. Mark doesn’t have powers until his 17th birthday, when he too develops powers and becomes a hero under the tutelage of his father.
“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,” Sharon Yguado, head of scripted genre programming at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “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.”
Invincible does not yet have a release date but will premiere globally in more than 200 countries.