Netflix's Jupiter's Legacy Gets First Teaser And May 7 Release Date
The upcoming series is based on Mark Millar's superhero comic book
Jupiter's Legacy focuses on elderly superheroes who first gained their powers in the 1930s, and their children. Unfortunately this teaser doesn't actually feature any footage from the show--it's just a reveal of the logo and a voiceover that states, "One day you're gonna be stronger than anyone else in the world. Every evil you can imagine is gonna rise up against mankind." Hopefully we'll get to see a proper trailer soon, but in the meantime check out the first promo:
Netflix has released a synopsis for the show, which reads, "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."
The main cast of Jupiter's Legacy has also been announced. The show will star Josh Duhamel as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, the leader of the superhero team known as The Union, Leslie Bibb as Sheldon's wife Grace/Lady Liberty, and Ben Daniels as Sheldon's brother Walter/Brainwave. The cast also includes Elena Kampouris as Sheldon and Grace's daughter Chloe, Andrew Horton as their son Brandon, Mike Wade as Fitz Small/The Flare, Kara Royster as Janna Croft/Ghostbeam, and Matt Lanter as George Hutchence/Skyfox, the show's main villain.
The showrunner on Jupiter's Legacy is Sang Kim, who previously worked as a producer on Altered Carbon, The Walking Dead, and Designated Survivor. Millar is also on board as executive producer.
Jupiter's Legacy is part of Millar's connected comic universe Millarworld. In 2017, Netflix bought the entire brand, and Jupiter's Legacy is the first show to emerge from the deal. The company subsequently announced a range of other upcoming Millarworld adaptations, including American Jesus, Empress, Huck, and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter.