Providing a first-look image (above), Apple TV+ said Friday its expansive sci-fi series Invasion will return for season 2 before the end of the summer.
Aliens resume battling humans on August 23. Are you ready?
‘Action-packed’ season 2 of Invasion debuts August 23
Here’s how Apple TV+ described the series and season 2, from Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men, Deadpool) and producer David Weil (Citadel):
Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world.
The action-packed second season of Invasion picks up just months later with the aliens escalating their attacks in an all-out war against the humans. The series stars Golshifteh Farahani, Shioli Kutsuna, Shamier Anderson, India Brown, Billy Barratt, Azhy Robertson, Paddy Holland and Tara Moayedi. New series regulars joining season two include Enver Gjokaj, Nedra Marie Taylor and Naian González Norvind.
“It’s a bigger, more intense season that drops our viewers into a wide-scale, global battle from the start,” said series co-creator and executive producer Kinberg. “At its core, the show is about the power of the human spirit and the emotional connections that hold us together especially when facing incredible obstacles.”
The streaming service also pointed out the series’ positive reception:
Since its premiere, the series has been praised as a “must-watch,” an “expertly crafted sci-fi series” and a “gorgeously filmed global thriller.” “Invasion” has also been hailed for its “fantastical, action-packed plot,” its “grand scale” and for its ability to be both “gripping and refreshingly patient.” Star Farahani was also lauded as a “standout star” and a “force on screen.”
Get ready by watching season 1
Invasion‘s 10-episode season 2 debuts with the first episode on August 23, followed by one new episode weekly on Wednesdays through October 25, 2023.
You can prepare by watching the whole first season of Invasion on Apple TV+. At the end of the first season, Cult of Mac‘s critic said, “As the first season of the Apple TV+ alien combat show ends, it plants clues that leave us itching for season 2.”
In addition to series creators Kinberg and Weil, Audrey Chon, David Witz, Alik Sakharov, Andrew Baldwin and Katie O’Connell Marsh serve as executive producers.
Get Apple TV+
Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.
After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,451 award nominations and counting,” the service said.