Apple TV+ announced that Invasion will premiere globally on October 22, 2021. The first three episodes in the 10-part sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg (X-Men, Deadpool, The Martian) and Dave Weill (Hunters) will be available that day. The remaining episodes will be released every Friday.
‘Invasion’ Premieres on Apple TV+ October 22
Invasion is set across multiple continents, and, as the title suggests, follows an alien attack on Earth through a variety of different perspectives. Shamier Anderson (Bruised, Awake), Golshifteh Farahani (Extraction, Paterson, Body of Lies), Sam Neill (Jurassic World: Dominion, Peaky Blinders), Firas Nassar (Fauda) and Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool 2, The Outsider), all star. The first teaser clip has also been released:
Mr. Kinberg and Mr. Weil both wrote Invasion. Andrew Baldwin also (The Outsider) also wrote and is amongst the executive producers. Jakob Verbruggen (The Alienist, The Fall) directed multiple episodes and is another executive producer. The series is produced by Boat Rocker Studios.
4 thoughts on “Sci-fi Drama ‘Invasion’ Hits Apple TV+ October 22, 2021”
“Hundreds of mysterious fast radio bursts detected in space”
Anyone hoping it’s ET phoning from home will likely be disappointed.
This, plus the Foundation series, are the two Applet TV+ offerings I am most keenly awaiting. The range of offerings, and their quality, albeit slowly in a fast-paced market, are gathering momentum, and expanding their demographic reach.
If anyone can, Apple can afford to run their TV streaming service at a loss for quite awhile, until they reach a sustainable mass. They do not have to beat a dedicated service, like Netflix, Disney or HBO Max. They simply need to get a marginal fraction of their global installed base to expand their subscriptions to the TV service, and they’re done. Apart from Amazon, none of their competitors can say the same, and are critically reliant on competitive libraries.
This gives Apple room to experiment, find out what works, and hit winning formulae with their original content.
I also appreciate the quality of the production and deep subject matter of many of the shows.