Amazon’s Invincible series adds Zachary Quinto & Khary Payton to voice cast
During a recent appearance at SkyBound Xpo (via Variety), Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman announced that Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story) and Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) have officially signed to lend their voices in Amazon Prime’s forthcoming animated series Invincible.
Based on Kirkman’s comic book series, Quinto and Payton are set to portray the roles of Robot and Black Samson, respectively. Both characters are described as superhero allies to series protagonist Grayson, who will be played by Steven Yeun.
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.
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