Robert Kirkman’s Invincible adds six Walking Dead vets
After landing fellow Walking Dead vet Khary Payton earlier this week alongside Zachary Quinto (NOS4A2), the Amazon adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible has added six more alums from the AMC series with Michael Cudlitz, Lauren Cohan, Ross Marquand, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green and Chad Coleman. (Via SuperHeroHype)
During his [email protected] panel, the acclaimed comic book creator revealed that Coleman will portray Martian Man, Martin-Green will star as Green Ghost, Cudlitz stars as Red Rush, Cohan as War Woman, James as Darkwing and Marquand actually taking two roles on the show as The Immortal and Aquarius.
The Invincible series is described as a suspenseful, action-filled, emotion-packed show that builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship, and humanity. The comic launched in 2003 and wrapped up last February after 144 issues had been published. Ryan Ottley served as the central artist on the Kirkman and Cory Walker created comics.
The series will feature an all-star ensemble that includes Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Seth Rogen (The Lion King), Gillian Jacobs (Love), Andrew Rannells (Black Monday), Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Walton Goggins (Tomb Raider), Jason Mantzoukas (John Wick 3: Parabellum), Mae Whitman (Good Girls) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley) amongst others.
Behind The Walking Dead, Invincible is Kirkman’s second-longest-running comic and the series serves as his first show under the new deal with Amazon. Invincible is Kirkman’s fourth scripted series based on his Skybound comics, alongside AMC’s The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Cinemax’s Outcast.
Kirkman’s Skybound is set to produce Invincible with Teen Titans’ Simon Racioppa serving as showrunner. Along with Kirkman and Racioppa, David Alpert (The Walking Dead), and Catherine Winer (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will executive producer. Justin and Chris Copeland (Ultimate Spider-Man) act as supervising directors.