Simon Kinberg has created a new sci-fi series for Apple TV+ called Invasion. He is a seasoned director and writer who has worked on multiple film franchises, including the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. His credits also include producing the series Star Wars Rebels, Deadpool, and FX’s Legion.
The series follows several characters across the world who must deal with the aftermath of an alien invasion. Starring Sam Neill as an aging lawman, and Shioli Kutsuna as the Japanese equivalent of NASA, “Invasion” utilizes science fiction elements to magnify the drama of the real world.
Invasion is a sci-fi drama that premieres globally on Apple TV+ on October 22. It is produced by Oscar nominee Simon Kinberg and David Weil. The story follows an alien invasion from different perspectives, and is set across multiple continents. It is directed by Emmy nominee Jakob Verbruggen. It stars Sam Neill, Firas Nassar, Shamier Anderson, and Golshifteh Farahani. The series also features actors from Deadpool 2, Fauda, and Fauda.
Apple’s streaming service plans to include a series of X-Men films by Kinberg. He has previously written many of the movies in the series, including X-Men: The Last Stand. He has also penned several other films, including X-Men: Days of Future Past and Apocase, and is now writing a sci-fi drama for Apple’s new streaming video service. The series is expected to begin filming later this summer.
After graduating from Columbia University, Kinberg began selling screenplays in Hollywood. He then went on to create several films, including “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” The movie was a hit, grossing $487 million worldwide, and launched Kinberg’s career. He still maintains relationships with studios to this day. Kinberg was born in London, but grew up in Los Angeles. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by movies, and his ambitions were varied.
Apple is also paying for television shows, and is spending over $1 billion to create its own content. Though Apple has been quiet about its plans for its own streaming service, it is expected to be a big competitor to Netflix and Hulu. Apple’s service will be free for Apple customers. It will be launched in the US during the first half of this year.