Netflix Reveals First Look at Their New Superhero Series “Jupiter’s Legacy”
Netflix just released the first proper look at their upcoming superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, which centers the superpowered children of famous superheroes (hence the “Legacy” in the title) and is based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s graphic novels. The series looks at what the second generation of superheroes have to live up to—and overcome—as they take the reigns of responsibility from their parents. This new teaser gives us a glimpse of our main characters, showing us their transformation from the pages of Millar and Quitely’s graphic novels to the screen.
The series stars Josh Duhamel as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty, Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson/Brainwave, Elena Kampouris as Chloe Sampson, Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson/Paragon, Mike Wade as Fitz Small, and Matt Lanter as George Hutchence/Skyfox.
Check out the official first look of Jupiter’s Legacy here. The series premieres on Netflix on May 7, 2021:
And for fans of the graphic novels, here’s Millar’s tweet thread pointing out some things he loves in the new images:
Some things that tickle me from these Jupiter’s Legacy images I just uploaded (soon to be your favourite @netflix show)… My friend, artist and co-creator FRANK QUITELY as an Easter Egg behind Brandon Sampson… pic.twitter.com/8gDYmuY7ya
— Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) March 1, 2021
Here’s the synopsis from Netflix:
After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. From executive producers Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott, Steven S. DeKnight, James Middleton, Sang Kyu Kim, Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.
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Featured image: JUPITER’S LEGACY (L-R) TYLER MANE as BLACKSTAR in episode 1 of JUPITER’S LEGACY. Cr. STEVE WILKIE/NETFLIX © 2020