Jupiter’s Legacy Review: The new Netflix superhero series from “Kingsman”

The Netflix series “Jupiter’s Legacy” by comic mastermind Mark Millar (“Kick-Ass”, “Kingsman”) starts in May. We have all the information about the plot and cast!

The film adaptations of the comics by Mark Millar are mostly successes. No wonder that Netflix is ​​looking at “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman”. Now the streaming service wants to achieve similar success by bringing Millar’s comic series “Jupiter’s Legacy” to the man as a series.

Jupiter’s Legacy: start date

The superhero series “Jupiter’s Legacy” has finally got a launch date from Netflix. The adaptation of the Mark Millar comic on the streaming service will start on May 7, 2021.

Jupiter’s Legacy: Trailer

In a long trailer for “Jupiter’s Legacy,” we can catch a glimpse of the epic scale of the story. The brutal images and powerful scenes are reminiscent of a mix of ” Watchmen ” and ” Zack Snyder’s Justice League “. Check out the trailer here:

Production of “Jupiter’s Legacy”

In 2018, Netflix confirmed Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus: Blood and Sand”) as showrunner, but a year later he left the production due to creative differences. Sang Kyu Kim took DeKnight’s place after previously appearing on ” The Walking Dead ” and ” Altered Carbon “.

The plot

Superheroes have been protecting the earth for almost 100 years. The focus is on Sheldon Sampson alias The Utopian and his wife Grace (Lady Liberty). Their children, Chloe and Brandon, are also endowed with superpowers, but struggle with their assigned task of succeeding their parents. After Sheldon’s older brother Walter (Brain-Wave) manages to influence Brandon in his actions, the world of superheroes changes forever.

The series “Jupiter’s Legacy” not only deals with the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar, but also the prequel series “Jupiter’s Circle”. On the one hand we see the old heroes and their children in the present, but also the earlier adventures of the heroes in the forties and fifties.

So far it is not known whether all 4 comic books published so far will be covered in the 8 episodes filmed. A miniseries would be possible, but Netflix could of course extend the story beyond the template.

Jupiter’s Legacy: Cast

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Josh Duhamel, whom you know from the “Transformers” films, will play the role of Sheldon Sampson. At his side, Leslie Bibb (” Iron Man “) embodies Sheldon’s wife Grace. Ben Daniels (” The Crown “) plays Sheldon’s brother Walter and Elena Kampouris (“Before I Fall”) and Andrew Horton slip into the role of the Sampson children.