Amazon has released the trailer for Invincible, a new animated (and R-rated) superhero series starring the voice talent of Steven Yeun and J.K. Simmons. The eight-episode hour-long show comes from Robert Kirkman, adapting his own comic book series, who you might also recognize as the creator of a little indie comic turned TV series The Walking Dead.
Invincible follows Mark Grayson (Yeun), a totally normal 17-year-old who also happens to be the son of Earth’s mightiest superhero, Omni-Man (Simmons). Yes, much like another recently-announced Amazon show, this kind’ve sounds a lot like Sky High, but Invincible is a much more violent superhero story, plus Kirkman and Co. have put together one hell of a voice cast.
The ensemble includes Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Seth Rogen (This is the End), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday, Girls), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Walton Goggins (Justified), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Mae Whitman (Good Girls), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), Melise (The Flash), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons), Grey Griffin (Avengers Assemble), and Max Burkholder (Imaginary Order).
Here is the official synopsis for Invincible:
From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, Invincible is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.