Jupiter's Legacy (TV series)

Jupiter's Legacy is an upcoming American superhero streaming television series created by Steven S. DeKnight, based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, that is set to premiere on Netflix on May 7, 2021. The series stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter.

Jupiter's Legacy
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Created bySteven S. DeKnight
Based onJupiter's Legacy
by Mark Millar & Frank Quitely
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production companies
Original networkNetflix


Jupiter's Legacy follows the story of the world's first superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they are the revered elder guard but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.[1]

Cast and charactersEdit





No.Title [2]Directed byTeleplay by [2]Original release date [3]
1"By Dawn's Early Light"TBASteven DeKnightMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
2"Paper and Stone"TBAHenry G.M. JonesMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
3"Painting the Clouds With Sunshine"TBAMorenike Balogun KochMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
4"All the Devils Are Here"TBAAkela CooperMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
5"What's the Use?"TBAKate BarnowMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
6"Cover Her Face"TBASang Kyu KimMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
7"Omnes Pro Uno"TBAJulia CoopermanMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)
8"How it All Ends"TBASteven DeKnightMay 7, 2021 (2021-05-07)



On July 17, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for an eight-episode first season.[1] The series was created by Steven S. DeKnight, who is credited as an executive producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott.[1][4] On September 16, 2019, it was confirmed that DeKnight departed the series as showrunner over creative differences in the midst of the production for the first season.[5] In November 2019, it was announced that Sang Kyu Kim was taking over as showrunner, following DeKnight's exit from the series.[6] The official trailer for the series was released on April 7, 2021 and features "Play God" by British artist Sam Fender.[7][8]


In February 2019, it was announced that Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter would star in the series.[9][10] In April 2019, it was reported that Tenika Davis had been cast in a recurring role.[11] In August 2019, it was reported that Chase Tang had been cast as a supervillain.[12] In September 2020, Anna Akana was cast in recurring role.[13][14]


Principal photography for the first season was scheduled to initially commence in May 2019.[15] Filming for the first season commenced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 2, 2019[16] and ended on January 24, 2020.[17] Additional reshoots occurred in January 2021.[18]


The series is set to premiere on May 7, 2021.[19][3]


  1. ^ a b c Kit, Borys; Goldberg, Lesley (July 17, 2018). "'Jupiter's Legacy' Series, 'Empress' Film Among Mark Millar's First Netflix Slate". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Jupiter's Legacy". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved December 29, 2020. Episodes now appear in order.
  3. ^ a b Ramos, Dino-Ray (February 23, 2021). "'Jupiter's Legacy' Teaser: Mark Millar And Frank Quietly Superhero Drama Sets Release Date At Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 23, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Netflix announces first slate of series and films based on the stories of Mark Millar". Netflix Media Center. July 17, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 16, 2019). "'Jupiter's Legacy': Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight Exits As Filming Of Netflix Series Continues". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (November 8, 2019). "'Jupiter's Legacy': Sang Kim Joins As Showrunner Of Netflix Series Following Steven S. DeKnight Exit". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Patches, Matt (April 7, 2021). "Netflix and Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy trailer promises a multigenerational superhero story". Polygon.
  8. ^ "'Jupiter's Legacy' Trailer Reveals Netflix's New Superhero Epic". Collider. April 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise; Nellie, Andreeva (January 1, 2021). "'Jupiter's Legacy': Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels & Matt Lanter Among 7 Cast In Netflix Series". Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  10. ^ "Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter join Jupiter's Legacy". Netflix Media Center. February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (April 8, 2019). "'Jupiter's Legacy': Tenika Davis To Recur In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Parker, Jordan (August 27, 2019). "Hometown actor lands Netflix series gig". Halifax Today. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  13. ^ Akana, Anna (September 25, 2020). "Magical Girl Friendship Squad's Anna Akana on What Drew Her to the Show" (Online). Interviewed by Sam Stone. Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 25, 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  14. ^ Stone, Sam (September 24, 2020). "Jupiter's Legacy: Anna Akana Brags Her Costume Is the Show's Best". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 25, 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  15. ^ Barnhardt, Adam (February 15, 2019). "'Jupiter's Legacy' Reportedly Begins Filming This May". Comic Book. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  16. ^ Lovett, Jamie (July 2, 2019). "Netflix's Jupiter's Legacy Series Begins Filming". Comic Book. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  17. ^ Flook, Ray (January 23, 2020). ""Jupiter's Legacy": Mark Millar Updates Netflix Series: "It's Just Finished Filming"". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  18. ^ "'Jupiter's Legacy' Netflix Millarworld Series: Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer". What's on Netflix. February 23, 2021.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 9, 2020). "'The Magic Order' Not Moving Forward; Netflix Series Was Based On Mark Millar Comic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2020.

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