We truly are living in the golden age of comic adaptations. Not only do we have “The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” goring it up on television, but we also have “Locke and Key” and “The Boys” on the horizon. Next up will be an animated adaptation of Image Comics and “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman‘s “Invincible”, which Amazon has ordered straight to series! Amazon has ordered eight hourlong episodes based on the comic book series of the same name, reports Variety.
The series, which brinsg the blood (see above), revolves around a father and teenage son as the son is taken under his father’s wing for training as a superhero.
Kirkman last year set a massive overall development pact with the prolific writer behind “Walking Dead” and other graphic novel franchises.
Kirkman expressed his excitement at seeing the “Invincible” comic series find new life on TV. The series had a 15-year run in print that ended in February.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the (comic) series Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley and I did together for over 15 years. 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,” he said.
The TV series will be produced by Kirkman’s Skybound banner. Simon Racioppa (“Teen Titans”) is on board as showrunner. Kirkman, Racioppa, David Alpert, and Catherine Winder are executive producers.