Robert Kirkman’s “Invincible” is getting animated on Amazon

Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, is getting a third series of his on television. Outcast, another of his horror-centric book found a home on Cinemax and is going into its second season.

Now, Kirkman’s superhero book, Invincible, has landed an animation deal on Amazon.

Like the comic, the eight-episode “adult animated” Amazon series, from Kirkman and Cory Walker, revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his 17th birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage. The series is suspenseful, action-filled and emotion-packed, yet builds upon poignant and heartwarming moments of love, friendship and humanity.

The series is produced by Kirkman’s Skybound, with Simon Racioppa (Teen Titans) set as showrunner. Kirkman, Racioppa, David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) are attached to executive produce. Justin and Chris Copeland (Ultimate Spider-Man) will serve as supervising directors.

The superhero saga ran for 144 issues. A live-action feature film by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is still in development at Universal.

Invincible is Kirkman’s first series under his overall deal with Amazon Studios. The pact reunited him with genre topper Yguado, who helped turn The Walking Dead series into a global phenomenon when the series launched day-and-date across the globe.

Are you excited for Invincible: The Animated Series?