The creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, has an entirely separate superhero universe that’s on its way to Amazon as an animated series.
On Tuesday, Deadline reported that Kirkman’s Image Comics series Invincible, is being adapted into an eight-episode hourlong series by Amazon Studios. The series is being produced independently from the live-action film, currently in development by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Lasting 144 issues (plus a few other related tie-ins to comics like Savage Dragon and Tech Jacket), Invincible tells the story of Markus Grayson, the 17-year-old son of the superhero Omni-Man whose powers manifest one day at his part-time job flipping burgers. The comics were co-created by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Cory Walker, and illustrated by Walker and Ryan Ottley throughout its fifteen-year run from 2003 to February 2018.
Simon Racioppa, whose credits include a writer for the cult classic DC series Teen Titans, and recently Fangbone! is being tapped as showrunner of Invincible.
Last year, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Rogen and Goldberg, who have collaborated on nearly all of Rogen’s projects including the 2011 superhero film The Green Hornet, the controversial 2014 comedy The Interview, and the AMC series Preacher, based on the comic book series from Vertigo, were set to write and produce Invincible as a live-action movie. That movie has not been canceled, but its status is currently unknown.
There is no release date yet for Amazon’s Invincible.