This publication contains spoilers for season 1 of “Invasion”.
Hold on to your humanity, because “Invasion” season 2 is on its way. The Apple TV+ series’ combination of high-stakes action epic and intensely personal human stories was clearly successful enough for Tim Cook’s streamer to give co-creators Simon Kinberg and David Weil another run of episodes. Apple renewed “Invasion” for season 2 ahead of the 2021 season finale, with Kinberg saying at the time, “I’m so excited about what we’re planning for season 2, expanding our universe in the most intimate and epic ways.” .”
Intimacy and epicness were the USP of “Invasion” season 1, and while not all critics were convinced (alien invasion, it turns out, is a languid affair for some), Apple obviously felt differently. Or at least, enough viewers made the company feel like it was worth renewing. And why not? Although it’s undeniably a slow burner, that’s the point. Kinberg and Weil set out to tell the well-worn alien invasion narrative from a new perspective, providing a look at how such a catastrophic event would directly impact people’s lives.
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? Take a look down to see everything we know so far about “Invasion” season 2.
What is The Invasion season 2 release date 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. , since the first season, which premiered in October of that year, was still premiering on Apple TV+ and filming for the second season had definitely not started yet.
Considering that the first 10 episodes were ordered in January 2019 and didn’t premiere for over a year and a half, we expect to see “Invasion” season 2 arrive on Apple TV+ rather soon, especially since the first season was watched hampered by the global pandemic and Simon Kinberg’s other commitments.
According to KFTV, filming for “Invasion” season 2 began in January 2022, with the production team settling into a new studio in the UK. Filming was scheduled to last five months, eventually moving from England to South Africa, and was due to wrap up sometime in the summer of last year, which means we should be getting an official release date announcement soon, as it’s there has been extensive post-production. time since filming ended. Stay tuned for more.
What is invasion season 2 about?
If “Invasion” season 1 was all about character building and setting the tone, season 2 seems poised to lean more on the action. Perhaps that was a requirement from Apple when the company revamped the series amid middling reviews, but either way, the invasion looks set to go this time around.
As Deadline reported, co-creator Simon Kinberg showed up at Comic-Con in 2022 to tease season 2, pitching it as “Act 2 of a movie where shit goes wild.” The executive producer also revealed that “the second is the full action of the battle for Earth that he had always wanted for the show.”
In the first 10 episodes, we were introduced to the ensemble cast, who played characters from around the world who witnessed the invasion from different perspectives. They included a retiring police sheriff (Sam Neill), a New York-based doctor (Golshifteh Farahani), an American soldier in Afghanistan (Shamier Anderson), a convulsing London schoolboy (Billy Barratt) and a Japanese engineer ( Shioli Kutsuna). What started out as a small, mysterious phenomenon eventually turned into signs of impending alien arrival and things escalated considerably when interplanetary visitors began their siege on Earth, causing untold destruction and societal collapse.
At the end of “Invasion” season 1, there weren’t many answers, but we did get some clues as to what might happen in season 2. It’s suggested that the seizure-ridden boy could see into the future, as he had visions of the invasion. before it started. But with the invaders regenerating in the tenth episode of the first season, there are definitely more questions that need to be addressed in season 2.
Who is in the cast and crew of invasion season 2?
Based on Deadline’s original announcement, it appears that most of the cast of “Invasion” season 1 will return for the second series of episodes. That is, the report names most of the season 1 cast without explicitly stating that they will return. 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 while her character may be in a brain-dead state, the Billy Barratt schoolboy, Caspar Morrow.
Mystery surrounds the return of Sam Neill as Sheriff John Bell Tyson, who was sent by the aliens in the first episode, much to the surprise of fans who had seen the veteran actor plastered all over the show’s promotional material. But as we saw in season 1, there seems to be a way the aliens can resurrect or control humans, hinting at Tyson’s possible return in a hideously altered form in season 2. Neither Neill nor the showrunners have commented on that. actor’s involvement, but it’s a definite possibility.
In terms of who’s running things for “Invasion” season 2, Simon Kinberg and David Weil will remain in 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. & Mrs. Smith” and “Sherlock Holmes.” He’s also no stranger to the sci-fi genre, having served as a producer on “The Martian” and making his directorial debut on a film he also wrote: the ill-fated flop “X-Men: Dark Phoenix.”
We’ll have more information on “Invasion” Season 2 as it becomes available.
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