Is Invasion finally returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Invasion Season 2.
Invasion’s central premise is that Earth is visited by an alien race that poses a threat to humanity’s survival; events unfold in real-time via the eyes of five ordinary people from around the world as they try to make sense of the chaos unfolding around them. A surprising amount of realism in this mystery box thriller with the timing and narrative telling the anxiety building ups.
This show kept the viewers on the edge of their seats since it was continuously surprising and entertaining to watch. Viewers gradually become attached to each character’s story arc as the episodes moved forward.
This TV series has a lot of potential so demand for another season is not a surprise. If you’ve been wondering whether Invasion would be renewed or canceled for any more seasons when we have some exciting news for you. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, narrative, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+. Here’s all we know about Invasion Season 2 so far.
Is Invasion renewed for Season 2?
Yes, it’s official that Apple TV+ has renewed Invasion for a second season. The renewal was confirmed by the network and the official announcement was shared on their official Instagram handle with a video post, quoting, “#Invasion has been renewed for Season 2. Catch the epic Season 1 finale this Friday.” Take a look at the post below:
— Apple TV (@AppleTV) December 8, 2021
Invasion Season 2 Release Date
The series renewal was officially announced by Apple TV+ in December last year. Two days before the premiere of the finale episode of the first season, First Day, released on December 10, 2021. The episode is directed by Jakob Verbruggen and written by Andrew Baldwin & Simon Kinberg. It’s been a long time since then and no official release date is confirmed by Apple TV+ as of May 30, 2022, for Invasion Season 2.
Furthermore, since the announcement, there has been no proper indication of the current production status of Invasion Season 2 making it even more difficult to determine the exact release date for the upcoming season.
But if we have to guess, looking at the pattern of the first season, the second season will most likely premiere sometime around late 2022. Many fans are predicting the month of October considering the premiere dates for season one was around this time frame. Moreover, we would like to highlight that at this point in time this is just speculation so the viewers need to wait for some time for the network to officially confirm these details.
On the other hand, the series’ renewal before the premiere of the finale episode is a good indication, signaling that the following season’s development was already in the works ahead of time, and viewers may not have to wait long because the series’ production appears to be pre-planned in a scheduled manner.
Invasion Season 2 Plot
The basic premise of the series according to the official Apple TV+ press release states, “Set across multiple continents, “Invasion” follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world.” The series is expected to be true to this premise and explore more in the upcoming season.
Moreover, in the official press release of Invasion Season 2, a few glimpses about the potential plotline of the next season was indicated, where series co-creator and executive producer Simon Kinberg stated, “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.”
“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,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+.
“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 two.”
On the other hand, in an interview with Collider, Goyer explained some of the questions which will be answered in the next season, stating, “If there’s a question that we haven’t answered, there’s a reason why we haven’t answered it. It’s not because we forgot about it. It’s ‘watch this space.”
Invasion Season 2 Cast
We should mention that the second season may feature some new cast members as well as the departure of some characters, which will be officially confirmed in the coming months. Meanwhile, the original cast is expected to return for the next season, as the network has yet to disclose any new casting and actors’ names as of May 30, 2022. As a result, numerous important cast members are expected to return to reprise their roles.
The main cast members of the series include:
- Golshifteh Farahani as Aneesha Malik
- Shamier Anderson as Trevante Cole
- Shioli Kutsuna as Mitsuki Yamato
- Firas Nassar as Ahmed “Manny” Malik
- Aziz Capkurt as Kuchi
- Billy Barratt as Caspar Morrow
- Azhy Robertson as Luke Malik
- Tara Moayedi as Sarah Malik
- Daisuke Tsuji as Kaito Kawaguchi
- Sam Neill as Sheriff Jim Bell Tyson
On the other hand, Invasion Season 2 will also feature new characters. As Goyer revealed in an Apple TV+ press release that more live-action representations of legendary characters from Asimov’s novels will appear in the show’s next installment as part of the new season’s announcement.
He stated that, “With season two, our audience will get to visit more of Asimov’s indelible characters and worlds, including Hober Mallow, General Bel Riose, and all the Outer Suns,” Goyer explained. “We’re playing the long game with Foundation and I’m grateful to my partners at Apple and Skydance for entrusting me with this epic. Buckle up. We’re about to fold some serious space.”
Invasion Season 2 Episodes
The exact number of episodes for Invasion Season 2 has yet to be revealed, we cannot guess the total number of episodes for the future season because the first season only featured 10 episodes with a runtime of approximately one hour. As a result, the precise amount for the upcoming season cannot be forecasted because the number of episodes may change, depending on the plot that the show aims to transmit to the viewers. These details if be released by the network once the premiere date of the season draws close.
In the meantime, refresh your recollection of some major plotlines by binge-watching Season 1. Here is a simple episode guide that will assist you in understanding the sequence and watching the episodes to learn the plot.
- S1E1: Last Day – October 22, 2021
- S1E2: Crash – October 22, 2021
- S1E3: Orion – October 22, 2021
- S1E4: The King Is Dead – October 29, 2021
- S1E5: Going Home – November 5, 2021
- S1E6: Home Invasion – November 12, 2021
- S1E7: Hope – November 19, 2021
- S1E8: Contact – November 25, 2021
- S1E9: Full of Stars – December 3, 2021
- S1E10: First Day – December 10, 2021
Many shows aim to maintain a steady episode count across seasons to ensure the story’s continuity. As a result, we encourage viewers to bear with us until the network confirms the titles and numbers of each episode in the future season.
Where can you stream Invasion?
All the seasons of the series will be exclusively available to stream on Apple TV+ as it is an original tv series made only for this network. So, Invasion season one is available to stream only on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
Invasion Overall Reception
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 47% approval rating with an average rating of 5.4/10, based on 36 critic reviews. 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.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 51 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. According to IMDb, the series’ overall score is 5.9 out of 10 with 26k votes.
Invasion Official Trailer
In the trailer, the viewers get to see that extraterrestrial beings have made their way to Earth from across the universe. The tension builds up as the civilization may come to an end. The feeling of what it’s like to be caught in the middle of an extraterrestrial invasion is visually told in the trailer in an impressive way. Take a look at the official trailer released by Apple TV+ official youtube below:
Invasion Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity’s existence. Events unfold in real-time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Invasion Season 2 updates.