Production Resumes on Ambitious 'Invasion' Sci-Fi Apple TV+ Series From Simon Kinberg

Film crews are back at work on Apple TV+ science fiction series "Invasion" from Simon Kinberg and David Weil, reports Deadline. Production on the upcoming show resumed last week.

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"Invasion" has been described as one of Apple's most ambitious TV shows to date. It's set across multiple continents, following an alien invasion from multiple perspectives around the world.

Filming is taking place in New York in the United States, Manchester in the UK, Morocco, and Japan. Scenes in Morocco and New York had already been shot when the film industry shut down in March due to the global health crisis. "Invasion" is one of the few ‌Apple TV+‌ shows to resume production. "For All Mankind" has also started filming its second season, but many other TV shows are still on hiatus.

The series stars Sam Neill (known for "Jurassic Park") as Sheriff John Bell Tyson, a rural lawman who is on the verge of retirement. Shamier Anderson (known for "Bruised" and "Awake") will play Trevante Ward, a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Golshifteh Farahani (known for "Extraction") will play Aneesha Malik, a first-generation Syrian immigrant living in Long Island, while Israeli actor Firas Nassar will play Malik's husband.

In other ‌Apple TV+‌ news, upcoming ‌Apple TV+‌ film "On the Rocks" starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones is set to premiere during the New York Film Festival, which will run from September 17 to October 11.


"On the Rocks," directed by Sofia Coppola, tells the story of Laura, a young mother in New York faced with sudden doubts about her marriage. Laura teams up with her impulsive father Felix, who insists they investigate the situation, leading to an adventure across the city and a generational clash about how people see relationships differently from their parents.

Top Rated Comments

HarryWild Avatar
19 months ago
Better not follow Epix “War Of The Worlds” TV Series. It was just people walking around, hiding from Dr. Who’s K9 mechanic dog all 8 episodes.
No spaceships, no aliens, nothing else!

Just plain boring see people talk about their personal problems, romantic drama subplots, storyline holes are a mile long, etc...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
19 months ago
Apple forsure has been very busy with Apple TV+.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
triton100 Avatar
19 months ago
Yes! Finally some sci fi goodness. This sounds exciting.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
19 months ago

So it is a more expensive version of the French "War of the Worlds" currently streaming on epic.
And that is just a more expensive version of Space Invaders, currently playable on Atari 2600 cartridges.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
topdrawer Avatar
19 months ago

So it is a more expensive version of the French "War of the Worlds" currently streaming on epic.
i tried to watch that, it was so boring. i hope this is better.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sam Squanch Avatar
19 months ago


As for the show I actually can't wait for it.
Hope they give The Expanse a real run for their money.
I love the books and the television series. The Expanse proves good writing can make a show. The Expanse doesn't have an expansive budget and when creative people are forced to work within a budget you get gems like The Expanse. Obviously it won't be an apples to apples comparison but I have faith that Apple will give the show every opportunity to be good. I may not like everything Apple TV+ has delivered thus far but I cannot say they went cheap on production.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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