Invasion Season 2 – The DVDfever Review – Apple TV+ – Shiori Kutsuna

Invasion Season 2 Invasion Season 2 is here, and it’s been almost two years since we had season 1. I never thought it was brilliant, but it started off tolerable, and then got progressively worse.

So, why am I giving Season 2 a go? Because I love ‘end of the world’-type films/shows and/or those which also include an element of alien invasion.

In fact, even season 1 wasn’t exactly loved by all, but somehow a second season was given the greenlight, so let’s see how it goes.

First off the bat, it’s only been four months since the first season came about, and in Osaka, Japan, Mitsuki Yamato (Shiori KutsunaDeadpool 2) is renowned for being the one who took down the big alien spacecraft in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest.

Well, without giving spoilers and only mentioning no more than the trailer does, Mitsuki is given a chance to go into the belly of the crashed spaceship (and some of this is shown in the trailer), while Aneesha (Golshifteh FarahaniExtraction) and her annoying kids end up somewhere else on their road trip to nowhere.

At least with Mitsuki’s story, that furthers the plot slightly, but it’s still achingly slow. I’m not sure whether I’ll make it through all ten episodes, this time round, however. It needs to get a shift on. Again, naturally, I wouldn’t spoil anything, but then again in the case of what happened with Mitsuki’s story, I can’t spoil what I don’t understand.

However, there is a nice blast of Space Oddity during the episode, but the end credits are accompanied by Moonage Daydream, which is also brilliant. David Bowie is much missed.

Invasion is on Apple TV+ from Wednesday August 23rd, but isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD. Initially, one episode are available, and additional episodes will stream weekly.

Check out the trailer below:

Invasion Season 2 – Official Trailer – Apple TV+

Invasion Season 2 – Inside Look – Apple TV+

Detailed specs:

Running time: 50-60 mins per episode for most episodes
Release date: August 23rd 2023 (first episode, then weekly)
Studio: Apple TV+
Format: 2.00:1

Director: Alik Sakharov
Writers: Simon Kinberg, David Weil, Andrew Baldwin
Creators: Simon Kinberg, David Weil
Music: Max Richter

Mitsuki Yamato: Shiori Kutsuna
Aneesha Malik: Golshifteh Farahani
Trevante Ward: Shamier Anderson
President Benya Mabote: Moshidi Motshegwa
Bradford: Zak Rowlands
Captain Emmett Graham: Daniel Fox
Cashier: Andrew Roux
Chrissy: Nqobile Khumalo
Sana: Dai Tabuchi
Tomas: Santiago Godoy-Giraldo
Mira: Natasha Loring
Misha: Damien Wantenaar
Hotaru: Takayuki Suzuki
Dr Esmee Gagneux: Emeline Lambert
Hanley: Craig Jackson
Jackson: Christiaan Schoombie
Jiro: Kazuki Teramoto
Doctor: David Witz
Kaito Kawaguchi: Daisuke Tsuji
Ikuro Murai: Togo Igawa
Sarah Malik: Tara Moayedi
Luke Malik: Azhy Robertson
Casper Morrow: Billy Barratt
Jamila Huston: India Brown
Montgomery (Monty) Cuttermill: Paddy Holland
Clark Evans: Enver Gjokaj
Akira Hashimoto: Shingo Usami
Hinata: Rinko Kikuchi