This post contains spoilers for the 1st season of “Invasion”.
Hold on to your humanity, because the second season of “Invasion” is on the way. The Apple TV+ series’ combination of epic high-stakes action and intensely personal human stories was clearly successful enough for the Tim Cook streamer to give co-creators Simon Kinberg and David Weil another run of episodes. Apple renewed “Invasion” for Season 2 ahead of the season finale in 2021, with Kinberg saying at the time, “I’m super excited about what we’re planning for Season 2, expanding our universe in the most intimate and epic ways.”
Intimacy and epic were the USP of “Invasion” season 1, and while not all critics were convinced – it turns out the alien invasion is a languid subject for some – Apple obviously felt differently. Or at least enough viewers made the company think it was worth renewing. And why not? While it’s undeniably a slow burn, that’s the point. Kinberg and Weil set out to tell the threadbare alien invasion narrative from a new perspective, providing insight into how such a cataclysmic event would directly impact the lives of individual people.
And for enough viewers, it clearly worked. Now, fans of the series can look forward to more as Apple TV+ gears up for the second season of “Invasion.” But what on earth besieged by aliens can we expect to see this time around? Look down for everything we know so far about the second season of “Invasion”.
When is Invasion Season 2 released and where can you watch it?
Despite some less than stellar reviews and a reported budget of $200 million(!), Deadline confirmed that Apple had renewed “Invasion” for a second season on December 8, 2021. No release date was given at the time, as the Season 1, which premiered in October of that year, was still being released on Apple TV+ and filming had definitely not yet begun on Season 2.
Considering the first 10 episodes were ordered in January 2019 and haven’t premiered for over a year and a half, we’re hoping to see “Invasion” season 2 arrive soon on Apple TV+ – especially as the first season was marred by the pandemic. global and Simon Kinberg’s other commitments.
According to KFTV, filming on the second season of “Invasion” began in January 2022, with the production team settling into a new studio in the UK. Filming was scheduled to take five months, moving from England to South Africa, and was due to wrap up in the summer of last year – meaning we’ll soon get an official release date announcement, as there’s been extensive post-production. time since filming ended. Stay tuned for more.
What is Invasion Season 2 about?
If “Invasion” season 1 was about building characters and setting the tone, season 2 seems to lean more heavily on the action. Perhaps that was Apple’s requirement when the company renewed the series amidst middling reviews, but either way, the actual invasion looks set to begin this time around.
As Deadline reported, co-creator Simon Kinberg showed up at Comic-Con 2022 to tease Season 2, touting it as “Act 2 of a movie where shit goes crazy.” The executive producer also revealed that “the second one is the full battle-for-Earth action I always wanted for the show”.
For the first 10 episodes, we were introduced to the cast, who portrayed characters from around the world, all witnessing the invasion from different perspectives. They include a retiring police sheriff (Sam Neill), a New York-based doctor (Golshifteh Farahani), an American soldier in Afghanistan (Shamier Anderson), a London student suffering from seizures (Billy Barratt) and a Japanese engineer (Shioli Kutsuna). What started out as small, mysterious phenomena turned out to be signs of the imminent arrival of aliens, and things escalated considerably when interplanetary visitors began their siege of Earth, causing untold destruction and social collapse.
At the end of “Invasion” season 1, there weren’t many answers, but we did get some hints about what might happen in season 2. It is suggested that the boy with seizures can see into the future, as he had visions of the invasion before it began. But with the invaders regenerating in Season 1’s 10th episode, there are definitely more questions left, which must be addressed in Season 2.
Who is in the cast and crew of Invasion Season 2?
According to Deadline’s original announcement, it looks like most of the cast from the first season of “Invasion” will be returning for the second series of episodes. Namely, the report names most of the actors from the first season without explicitly stating that they will be returning. This includes Shamier Anderson’s soldier Travante Ward, Shioli Kutsuna’s mission control worker Mitsuki, Golshifteh Farahani’s Aneesha Malik, and Firas Nassar as her husband Ahmed, and even though your character is in a brain-dead state, the student of Billy Barratt, Caspar Morrow.
Mystery surrounds the return of Sam Neill as Sheriff John Bell Tyson, who was dispatched by the aliens in the first episode – much to the surprise of fans who saw the veteran actor plastered all over the show’s promotional material. But as we saw in season one, there appears to be a way aliens can be resurrected or gain control of humans, which hints at Tyson’s possible return in some horribly altered form in season two. actor involvement, but it’s a definite possibility.
In terms of who’s running things for “Invasion” season 2, Simon Kinberg and David Weil will retain control of the show they created. Weil is known for writing Amazon’s Nazi-hunting drama “Hunters” and has a writing credit on Paramount+’s “The Twilight Zone” reboot. For his part, Kinberg brings an equally impressive resume, having written “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and “Sherlock Holmes.” He’s no stranger to the sci-fi genre either, having served as a producer on “The Martian” and making his directorial debut on a film he also wrote: the unfortunate flop that was “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
We’ll have more information about “Invasion” Season 2 when it becomes available.
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