Invincible season 2: everything we know so far

Allen and Mark stare at each other across a table in Invincible season 2
Invincible season 2 will be released later this year. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
Invincible season 2: key information

- Releasing in late 2023
- First teaser released in January
- Story details teased by cast and crew
- New cast members reportedly revealed
- No word on which comics are being adapted
- Third season being developed alongside season 2
- Season 4 hasn't secretly been greenlit

The wait for Invincible season 2 goes on. Yes, we know it's coming (finally) in late 2023. Considering we're only in February, though, the hit animated show's return feels a long way off.

Still, at least we know one of the best Prime Video shows will return before the year is out. And, if you want the complete lowdown on season 2 of Invincible, we've got you covered.

Below, we've compiled everything worth knowing about the Prime Video series' next outing. That includes its possible release date, cast details, storylines, teaser trailer, and more.

Full spoilers follow for Invincible season 1. Potential spoilers for its second season and the graphic novels also follow.

Invincible season 2 release date: what we know

Mark Grayson prepares to do battle in Invincible season 1's finale

Calm down, Mark, Invincible season 2 is coming this year. (Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Invincible season 2 doesn't have an official release date. However, Amazon has revealed it'll arrive on its streaming service in late 2023.

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Invincible seasons 2 and 3 were greenlit in April 2021 and, as showrunner Simon Racioppa exclusively told TechRadar last March: "We've been working on it [Invincible season 2] for a while. We're working very hard on it. Basically, every day Robert [Kirkman, Invincible's co-creator] is working on it, I'm working on it. We're talking about it, and we are well in on the process. We've been working on it longer than I think people are aware, but it takes a while. It's a big show."

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Speaking to ScreenRant (opens in new tab), Khary Payton, who plays Black Sansom, added: "We finished season 2. We're onto season 3, but its so hard to say right now [when it is coming out]."

So, when will Invincible season 2 be released? If we had to pick a month, we'd say October. That gives the development team another eight months to complete work on it and ensure Invincible's next outing is as good as it can be.

Invincible season 2 trailer

The first Invincible season 2 teaser was revealed in January, just two days before the comic series' 20th anniversary.

The trailer shows Mark and Allen reuniting in a BM burger restaurant to – in the most meta terms possible – discuss what Mark's been up to and why season 2 hasn't been released yet. The show's animation has clearly received a glow up from its predecessor, too, which is pleasing to see.

Unfortunately, it doesn't reveal much from plot or character arc perspectives. However, there are a couple of Easter eggs and references that tease what's to come. 

Potential story spoilers follow.

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The biggest clue concerns a script page, which teases a showdown between Invincible and The Immortal. Despite apparently dying at Omni-Man's hands (again), the latter wasn't killed at the end of season 1, so we could see Mark and The Immortal throw down next time out. That's if this isn't a misdirect on the writing team's part, which would tie into the teaser's humorous nature.

Other notable Easter eggs include what appears to be a younger Eve sitting in the booth behind Mark (is she with the scientist who created her?), a possible first-look at season 2's main villain (more on him later), and another mention of the planet Urath. You know, the world Allen was supposed to be keeping tabs on and eventually challenge its champion for. Instead, he got mixed up and had been watching over Earth instead.

Invincible season 2 cast

Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) and Atom Eve (Gillian Jacobs) flying in Invincible

Expect plenty of familiar faces to return in Invincible season 2. (Image credit: Amazon Studio)

We expect these actors to return for Invincible season 2:

  • Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson/Invincible
  • J.K. Simmons as Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man
  • Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson
  • Zazie Beetz as Amber Bennett
  • Gillian Jacobs as Samantha Eve Wilkins/Atom Eve
  • Andrew Rannells as William Clockwell
  • Walton Goggins as Cecil Stedman
  • Jason Mantzoukas as Rex Sloan/Rex Splode
  • Ross Marquand as Rudy Conners, Kursk and Bi-Plane
  • Mark Hamill as Art Rosenbaum
  • Khary Payton as Markus Grimshaw/Black Samson
  • Malese Jow as Kate Cha/Dupli-Kate
  • Grey Griffin as Shrinking Rae and Amanda (Monster Girl's human form)
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Monster Girl/the Mauler Twins
  • Seth Rogen as Allen the Alien
  • Mahershala Ali as Titan

Zachary Quinto voiced Robot in season 1, but it’s unclear if he'll be back. In the first season, Robot was the artificial host body of Rudy Conners, an individual whose genetic defects initially meant he was unable to live outside of his saline tank. 

With Rudy’s consciousness being transferred into his new clone body in episode 7, Ross Marquand took over vocal duties for Rudy, so we don't know if Quinto will return. Robot has a big role to play in the comics, but we're unsure if those events will be part of Invincible season 2 or a future instalment.

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Other returnees could include Chris Diamantopoulos (Doc Seismic), Fred Tatasciore (Kill Cannon), Clancy Brown (Damien Darkblood), Jeffrey Donovan (Machine Head), Ezra Miller (D.A. Sinclair), and Michael Dorn (Battle Beast and Thokk). Kirkman has hinted at some of their returns, but we're unsure which of those will be back.

Kirkman has also expressed interest in more of The Walking Dead's TV cast appearing. Yeun, Marquand, Laurie Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Lennie James have lent their voices to the show already, but Kirkman wants more Walking Dead stars to sign on (per (opens in new tab)).

It appears Kirkman has got his wish with one Walking Dead alumnus. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has seemingly signed on in an undisclosed role – read the article to find out who we think he'll be voicing.

Invincible season 2 plot

The new Guardians of the Globe line-up led by Robot and Rex Splode in Invincible

Which comic storylines will Invincible season 2 pull from? (Image credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Major spoilers follow for Invincible season 1 and the graphic novels.

Invincible season 2 could explore various storylines from the comics, but we already have an idea of what it'll entail. That's based on Invincible's season 1 finale and the graphic novels it's based on.

First, let's discuss season 1's final episode. Omni-Man was supposed to conquer Earth for the Viltrumite Empire but, after realizing that he couldn’t kill Mark and enslave humanity for his people, he tearfully heads out into space for an unknown destination.

Season 2 should pick up this plot thread. Mark will be tasked with keeping Earth safe from the invading Viltrumites, as well as help the Coalition of Planets stop the former from carrying out their universe-wide expansion. 

Mark already knows that a Viltrumite fleet is on its way thanks to Allen and, with the latter having a more prominent role in the comics from this point on, we can expect the duo's friendship and power levels to grow. Here's hoping the teaser is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as their burgeoning bromance goes, too, especially with what plays out in the comics *hint hint*.

We should also find out where Omni-Man/Nolan has gone. In the comics, Nolan invades another planet, which he hopes will act as recompense – with the Viltrum Empire – for deserting his posting on Earth. There’s a lot more for the animated series to cover regarding Mark and Nolan’s relationship, which is explored extensively in the comics. We’ll be here forever if we dive too deep into this father-son bond but, for now, let's say we'll definitely see some of Simmons’ Nolan next season.

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Season 1's final episode also teased other potential season 2 subplots. We should see more of the Sequids storyline, which wasn't officially concluded. We know that a Martian has infiltrated Earth after he traded places with one of the human astronauts. Additionally, the spaceman who was left behind on Mars is now controlled by the Sequids, which could spell bad news for Earth if this parasitic race charts a course for the blue planet.

We might see Titan and Battle Beast’s stories fleshed out in more detail, too. The last time we saw them, they'd taken over Machine Head’s criminal organization and teleported away from Earth respectively. Their tales continue in the comics, and Kirkman has already alluded to fan favorite Battle Beast getting more screen time. The Flaxans also look like they'll return, despite Omni-Man's rampage across their home planet in the show's second episode.

One interesting piece of news concerns story elements that didn’t even make it into Invincible’s comic run. Speaking to Beyond the Trailer (opens in new tab), Kirkman revealed he hoped to include storylines in the show that he couldn’t fit into the graphic novels. One example that Kirkman gives relates to Damien Darkblood, who was banished back to Hell by Cecil Stedman in episode 4. However, it’s unclear if this will form part of the new season.

Meanwhile, Kirkman has revealed more of where Invincible season 2’s plot could go and it could include arguably Mark’s biggest nemesis from the comics – Angstrom Levy.

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In the comics, Levy is one of Invincible's most iconic nemeses. Little is revealed about his backstory in the source material, but Levy's ability to – without detailing too much – traverse time and space makes him a formidable and recurring foe for Mark to deal with.

Speaking during a 2020 Skybound Xpo panel, Kirkman said: "He [Levy] really shakes things up. If you're familiar with the comics and you've watched the TV show, you'll get a sense of where we're going with the second season, especially if you think really hard about how we adapted the story in the first season."

Additionally, based on the impending arrivals of Levy and the Viltrumite fleet, Invincible's next instalment will enter more cosmic territory. Expect stranger worlds, weirder characters, and a multiverse-spanning plot to feature more heavily next time around. Kirkman has also teased there would be some "crazy stuff coming", while Jason Mantzoukas revealed that he can't wait for season 2 to "introduce more villains... like Thragg" and more of the comic series' intergalactic elements.

How many seasons will Invincible's TV show get?

Omni-Man gives Mark Grayson some hard hitting advice in Invincible season 1

Think, Mark! Why wouldn't Invincible return after season 3? (Image credit: Amazon Studios)

In total, there are 144 Invincible comics, spanning 20 years of Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley’s careers. The TV adaptation altered the order of certain plot points in its first season, but those eight episodes only covered the first 23 issues. If a similar trajectory is maintained for future seasons, Invincible may end around the season 7 or 8 mark.

According to Kirkman, there could be more or less than that, telling ScreenRant (opens in new tab) there's a "rough roadmap for where things from the comics will fall". Additionally, Kirkman told Inverse (opens in new tab) that he "could see it going for five… seven… even 10 years. Maybe we run out of comic books and… we do 100 seasons."

Of course, that last number is Kirkman exaggerating, but we could certainly see Invincible running for five seasons. If audiences want more, Amazon would be silly to end it after three seasons. 

Much of that'll depend on whether Invincible continues to draw in audiences in its next two seasons – or will it? Speaking to Collider (opens in new tab), Seth Rogen seemed to suggest Invincible will continue after season 3. However, Amazon exclusively told TechRadar that "nothing official has been announced", so we're still in the dark over the show's future post-season 3.

Amazon has had major success with its live-action series based around another R-rated comic book in Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's The Boys. So there's no reason why Invincible season 2 can't build on its predecessor's foundations and stick around for many more years to come.

For more Prime Video-based content, check out our in-depth guides on The Rings of Power season 2 and The Wheel of Time season 2.

Tom Power
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