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WIRE Buzz: Invincible casts Payton & Quinto; Old Guard makes Top 10; pre-pandemic Supernatural

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Jul 20, 2020, 2:16 PM EDT

Amazon Studios announced today that Zachary Quinto (NOS4A2, Star Trek) and Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) will join the cast of the animated series Invincible. The show is based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, who also created The Walking Dead.

Kirkman announced the news during his virtual panel at Skybound Xpo.

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During the event, he also revealed the roles that previously announced voice actors would play in the series, including Seth Rogan as Allen the Alien, Mark Hamill as Art, Gillian Jacobs as Atom Eve, Walton Goggins as Cecil Steadman, Jason Mantzoukas as Rex Splode, Zazie Beetz as Amber Bennett, Chris Diamantopolous as Doc Seismic, Grey Griffin as Shrinking Rae & Amanda (Monster Girl as Girl), Melise as Dulpi-Kate, Andrew Rannells as William Clockwell, and *DEEP BREATH* Kevin Michael Richardson as Mauler 1, Mauler 2 & Monster Girl (as Monster).

While the roles Quinto and Payton will play remain unknown, it’s clear that the cast is large and full of famous people who are also amazing actors, which bodes well for this adaptation.

Netflix announced on Twitter yesterday that The Old Guard, the comic book adaptation starring Charlize Theron (Fury Road), is already in the Top 10 of most-watched Netflix films ever.

The blockbuster film, which is currently on track to reach 72 million households in its first four weeks, was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Greg Rucka, who also wrote the graphic novel on which the film is based.

The movie, which follows a group of immortal mercenaries who have recently become exposed, has clearly been a popular watch when many are still staying safer-at-home. If you haven’t seen it yet — don’t worry! — it will continue streaming on Netflix for the foreseeable future.

The CW's Supernatural still needs to film the final episodes of its 15th and final season after production shut down back in March over coronavirus concerns. There's no word on exactly when filming will resume, but Jensen Ackles ("Dean Winchester") voiced fans' frustration with a photo of the cast posing together just before things were indefinitely put on hold.

"Unfortunately, this is the last pic I have of all of us on set together. Our faces say it all," he wrote. "The uncertainty, the emotion, the fear of not knowing how it will all go or more importantly, how @jaredpadalecki will handle a birthday without us. You’ll be just fine, buck-o. We’ll be back in that beautiful car to celebrate soon enough. (Hopefully). Happy Birthday, brother. See ya soon. #spnfamily."

"We had just finished episode 18, we shot one day of episode 19, and I was reading these two monster scripts thinking, ‘It’s like we’re at the end of a marathon and they want us to sprint for the last two miles.’ I feel like this almost gives us an opportunity to refocus and go into the last two episodes and hit them with everything we got," Ackles said in April.

The plan is to resume airing episodes in the late fall leading to the series finale in winter, assuming they can restart shooting.