Robert Kirkman on adapting his Invincible comic for Prime Video

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Robert Kirkman, prolific comedy writer the walking dead And invincible, is preparing for the second season of its superhero satire. But when he’s writing seasons of a Prime Video show, he has the benefit of hindsight; Original invincible The comic book series was first published in 2003 by Image Comics.

Diversity sat down with Kirkman and asked directly how he decided “what to keep from the comics” and which parts were open to change. He said, “The goal is to take what’s in the comics and enrich and deepen it.” opposite of this the walking deadWhere the show was being created while he was still writing the comics, he has a lot more room to organize the story.

with invincible “It’s gotten to the point where it’s like, if we modify it a little bit that line of dialogue is going to have a big impact, because we know what we’ll theoretically adopt in season six.” One big thing he’s able to adjust to is the reaction of the cast. For example, the “brilliant” Sandra Oh as Debbie actually convinced Kirkman to give her more of a role, saying that she was not “the biggest character in the comics”.

Debbie “has a unique perspective that is more relatable to the audience because she doesn’t have any superpowers. Her story is interesting because of everything that’s happening with her husband and her son and she’s at the center of this crazy world… so a lot of the stories come in, ‘Okay, well, what do we do with Debbie? What we did was ‘Don’t do this in the comics?’

season two of invincible Will premiere on Prime Video on November 3.

Updated: October 27, 8:35 ET: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Invincible was first published in 2010 when it was first published in 2003. We regret the error.


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