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Production resumes for upcoming alien 'Invasion' series on Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • Production has resumed on Apple's new alien invasion series.
  • "Invasion" will start Sam Neill and others as they experience an alien invasion around the earth.
  • The series is the second to resume production after "For All Mankind."

Apple's alien invasion series is resuming production.

Reported by Deadline, production started up again on the Simon Kinberg/David Weil series in Manchester, England about a week ago. "Invasion" will follow the stories of a number of people experiencing an alien invasion across the globe.

One of Apple's most ambitious original series to date, Invasion is designed to film in four locations on four continents: New York in the U.S. as well as UK (Manchester), Morocco and Japan. Portions of the series had been shot in New York and Morocco, and producers were prepping for the UK shoot when the coronavirus-related industry shutdown started in mid-March.

The series will star Sam Neill (Jurassic Park), Shamier Anderson (Awake), Golshifteh Farahani (Extraction), Firas Nassar (Fauda), and Shioli Kutsuna (Deadpool 2).

Neill plays Sheriff John Bell Tyson, a weathered rural lawman on the verge of retirement. Anderson is Trevante Ward, an extraordinary soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Farahani portrays Aneesha Malik, first generation Syrian immigrant, wife and mother living in Long Island. Nassar is Ahmed Malik, Aneesha's husband and a Syrian immigrant and successful businessman. Kutsuna plays Mitsuki, an intelligent member of mission control in Japan's space program JASA.

"Invasion" is the second series premiering on Apple TV+ to resume production after initially shutting down due to the pandemic. Production resumed on season two of Apple's space drama 'For All Mankind'. a little over a week ago.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.