It took a little while, but out of the blue, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ August 16th Netflix release OF DOOM is imminent.
Invader Zim ran on Nickelodeon from 2001 through 2006 (irregularly, with only 27 of 40 episodes actually coming out), and came back a couple years ago with a TV movie called Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. The film was expected to arrive last year, but got delayed alongside the Rocko’s Modern Life TV movie and has now been relegated to a release on Netflix.
The synopsis is as follows: Zim discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth, and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life. That marks the big break his human nemesis, Dib, has been waiting for. Hijinks, and hopefully a conclusion to the long-lost franchise, ensue.
Series creator Johnen Vaszquez is back as executive producer and writer, along with original cast members Richard Horvitz (The Angry Beavers, Psychonauts) and Rikki Simons as Zim and GIR. The rest of the cast also includes Andy Berman as Dib Membrane, Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane, Wally Wingert as Almighty Tallest Red; Kevin McDonald as Almighty Tallest Purple; Rodger Bumpass as Professor Membrane, Dib and Gaz’s father; Olivia d’Abo as Tak, ZIM’s Irken nemesis; and Paul Greenberg as Poonchy, one of ZIM and Dib’s human classmates.
It’s taken a long time, but Invader Zim looks to finally receive the sendoff it deserves. Catch Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus when it invades Netflix on August 16th.