June 19, 2018 at 02:41 PM EDT

Amazon Studios on Tuesday announced it has greenlit an hour-long animated series Invincible, based on the superhero comic book from writer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song), co-creator Cory Walker, and artist Ryan Ottley. The eight-episode series will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories. The comic book version of Invincible concluded in February 2018 after a 15-year run.

Invincible is an adult superhero show that revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the series Cory Walker, Ryan Ottley and I did together for over 15 years,” Kirkman said in a statement. “To know our characters will live on in multiple iterations in other media is almost too exciting to bear! What Amazon is allowing us to do in animated form is nothing short of ground-breaking, and I can’t wait for our rabid fan base to experience it!” 

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