This weekend at CCXP Worlds, Amazon announced that two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has joined the cast along with Jon Hamm, Ezra Miller, Jonathan Groff, Nicole Byer, Djimon Hounsou, Jeffrey Donovan and Clancy Brown.
Steven Yeun and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons lead the ensemble, which also includes Emmy winner Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Melise, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Max Burkholder and Star Wars legend Mark Hamill. I mean, wow! That’s a ton of talent right there.
Invincible is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around seventeen-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (Simmons). As Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
The eight-episode, hour-long series hails from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, who created the comic with Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley. Kirkman is also executive producing alongside Simon Racioppa, David Alpert, Catherine Winder, while Justin Allen and Chris Copeland serve as supervising directors. Skybound produced Invincible, which concluded its 15-year run in February 2018, making it Kirkman’s second-longest comic-book series.