The first cast members for Robert Kirkman‘s animated Amazon series Invincible have been revealed, and the show is shaping up to be a star-studded affair.
The remarkable full cast includes a leading performance by Steven Yeun (who will somewhat reunite with Kirkman from his time on The Walking Dead), J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, and more. While only a handful of the original roles have been confirmed at this time, it’s already clear that no costs were spared in assembling this roster of voice talent.
For those who don’t know, Invincible is an upcoming eight-episode adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic series of the same name. Yeun will play leading man Mark Grayson who just so happens to be the son of the world’s most powerful superhero, Omni-Man (appropriately played by Simmons). The already completed comic series deals with Grayson as he begins his own superhero career and discovers that his father’s work and reputation might not be quite so simple as they seemed to be.
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound production company will be producing the series, but Simon Racioppa (Teen Titans) will be handling showrunner duties. The full list of producers and supporting staff includes talent from series such as The Walking Dead, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Ultimate Spider-Man.
Interestingly, it was reported in 2017 that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had signed on to write and direct a film adaptation of Invincible. At this time, it’s not clear whether or not this series is intended to replace that project or whether it will serve as some kind of companion to the movie. Given the talent and producers involved, though, it’s entirely possible that attention has been shifted to the series.
Invincible is set to debut on Amazon sometime in 2020.
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