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Inside Amazon Prime Video's "extreme" body horror follow-up to Invincible

Scott Snyder talks about the upcoming Amazon Prime video animated series Wytches.

Image credit: Jock (Image Comics)

If you've been watching Invincible on Amazon's Prime Video and are astonished about how bloody and adult a cartoon can be, don't be. You'll be getting more of the same. After the success of Invincible, Amazon is working with its animators at Plan B Entertainment on another cartoon for adults.

Not superheroes though, but horror. And not just horror, but body horror.

Image credit: Jock (Image Comics)

Based on the creator-owned comic of the same name by Scott Snyder and Jock, Amazon Prime Video's Wytches gives a stunningly brutal depiction of witches in popular culture - in this case, specifically in the backwoods of New England.

And just as Amazon's Invincible's creator Robert Kirkman was brought in as a co-showrunner, Amazon and Plan B have hired Scott Snyder as the showrunner of the Wytches animated series.

"It's sort of extreme horror — real Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Paul Verhoeven too, body horror mixed with really high emotion, like really, I think, and I hope some resonant, substantive character work," Snyder says on his Substack. "So it's got these extremes like Invincible where it's hyper violent, hyper scary because it's horror over here, but also hyper emotional and it has things that we really care about."

Snyder says its different than anything else on TV - even Netflix's Castlevania.

"It's present-day horror, so it's just something we haven't seen on television, and visually it's going to mimic Jock's art a lot, so it's really unique."

Amazon has already ordered a full first season of Wytches, with Snyder and his writing team resuming writing the show a few weeks back following the end of the writer's strike.

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