Robert Kirkman’s Invincible is finally jumping from comics to the screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series created by Kirkman and artist Corey Walker (though Ryan Ottley illustrates the comic book) will become an eight-episode, hour-long “adult” animated series as part of his production deal with Amazon. The book and television show will follow the adventures of Markus Sebastian Grayson, son of renowned hero Omni-Man and successful novelist Deborah Grayson. On his 17th birthday, he begins to develop powers inherited from his alien father. Omni-man begins to train Mark in what THR calls a “suspenseful, action-filled, and emotion-packed” series that “builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship, and humanity.”
The series will be produced by Kirkman’s Skybound, with Teen Titans‘ Simon Racioppa serving as showrunner. Kirkman, Racioppa, David Alpert, Catherine Winder are attached as executive producers.
The comic book was at one point set to become a feature from executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, but plans fell through, allowing Kirkman to bring the concept to Amazon.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the series Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley and I did together for over 15 years,” Kirkman said in a statement. “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!”