Apple TV continues to expand its impressive library of original TV shows, with the streamer officially renewing its latest sci-fi series Invasion for a second season. Created by Simon Kinberg and David Weil, Invasion premiered on Apple TV+ on October 22, 2021, and it features an alien invasion seen through different perspectives of various people in different continents across the world. This premise could potentially allow the sophomore season to explore an entirely new group of characters.
Invasion stars Golshifteh Farahani, Shamier Anderson, Shioli Kutsuna, Azhy Robertson, Tara Moayedi, Firas Nassar, Billy Barratt, Daisuke Tsuji and Sam Neill.
"I'm profoundly grateful to Apple for being so supportive every step of the way, and trusting us to make a deeply human, emotional alien-invasion story. And most of all I'm thankful to our amazing fans, without whom we wouldn't have this opportunity to continue the invasion. I'm super excited about what we're planning for season two, expanding our universe in the most intimate and epic ways," Invasion co-creator and executive producer Simon Kinberg said in a statement.
"From day one, we have been hooked on this unique, engrossing and very human telling of an invasion story which deftly explores how the lives of different characters around the world are impacted when Earth is under siege," Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+ added. "It has been so rewarding to witness global audiences respond to the brilliant performances, the captivating mystery and the sweeping cinematic vision, not to mention some pretty terrifying alien intruders. We couldn't be more excited for viewers to see what Invasion creators David Weil and Simon Kinberg have in store for these characters -- as well as our planet -- in Season 2."
Invasion currently holds a 44% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the website's critics' consensus reads: "Invasion attempts a slow burn but inadvertently lets its tension completely fizzle out with leaden pacing that will leave viewers impatient for the alien apocalypse to finally arrive."
The first season of Invasion is written and executive produced by Kinberg and Weil. Emmy Award-nominee Jakob Verbruggen (The Fall, The Alienist) servers as director and executive producer.
Invasion Season 1 finale will premiere on Apple TV+ on December 10.