After much anticipation, Prime Video has revealed the premiere date for the second half of Invincible Season 2: Thursday, March 14.
This means it will arrive on the streaming service four months after the first part of Season 2 debuts on November 3. Like the first half, Part 2 will release the final four episodes of the eight-episode second season weekly.
It's fitting that Prime Video is announcing this on the 21st anniversary of the comic book's beginning.
Without going into too much spoilers, the first part of season 2 left fans in suspense. As Siddhant Adlakha wrote in his 8/10 review of Episode 4 for IGN, the midseason finale “spends less time on meandering subplots, and focuses more on successful drama.”
The two-part release structure for Season 2 is new to Invincible. The creator and executive producer described the decision as a production-oriented and creative decision in an interview with Collider over the summer, saying at the time, “When you watch Episode 4 of Season 2, you might want a break. It's a big episode. It's definitely a mid-season finale.”
Kirkman has previously spoken about the difficulties the series went through between seasons one and two, especially dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a two-year wait between installments.
“It was the worst possible timing with launching the series in the middle of the pandemic and ramping it back up to start Season 2 and Season 3, and also putting systems in place so this doesn't happen again,” he finally told me. This year's San Diego Comic-Con. “That was a daunting task.”
In better news, he added, “All the work that has been done in this time ensures that this is the longest gap anyone will have to wait between seasons of Invincible.”
That's reassuring because we know that Invincible, at least, has one more season in it, with Prime Video given a two-season renewal after the premiere. Previously, Kirkman said he thought seven or eight seasons would be “enough” to tell the full story of the comics, but we'll have to wait and see if he gets that chance.
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