Amazon isn’t content with just one R-rated superhero TV show that pokes fun at the genre conventions. In addition to previously announced spin-offs for “The Boys,” the streaming will also debut an adult animated adaptation of “The Walking Dead” creator, Robert Kirkman‘s “Invincible” which is premiering on March 26.
“Invincible” is based on the Image Comics series with the same title created by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. Like the recent season of “The Boys,” the adaptation of “Invincible” will air three episodes on March 26, then air in a weekly format for the remainder of its 8-episode first season.
The first official clip of the show features Mark Grayson, aka Invincible, who is voiced by Steven Yeun, and his father, Nolan, aka Omni-Man the greatest superhero alive, voiced by J.K. Simmons. They are just like your regular father-son duo, playing catch while floating in the air and throwing a ball around the entire planet. Though the clip doesn’t feel like the show would get as R-rated as “The Boys,” you better believe things get bloody and very violent.
Originally, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were going to write and direct a film adaptation for Universal, before Amazon jumped in to make the show themselves, without Goldberg but with Rogen getting a voice acting role instead.
Per Amazon, “Invincible” centers on “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). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.” You can expect lots of homages and riffs on superhero tropes, as well as graphic violence with an innocent and colorful animation style. Whether we’ll see anyone use a baby with laser vision as a weapon remains to be seen.
You can watch the first clip of “Invincible” below: