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.
|Created by||Steven S. DeKnight|
|Based on||Jupiter's Legacy|
by Mark Millar & Frank Quitely
|Country of origin||United States|
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.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Josh Duhamel as Sheldon Sampson / The Utopian, Grace's husband, Walter's younger brother and the leader of the superhero team known as "The Union".
- Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson / Brainwave, Sheldon's older brother.
- Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty, Sheldon's wife and one of the most powerful heroes on the planet.
- Elena Kampouris as Chloe Sampson, Grace and Sheldon's daughter.
- Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson / Paragon, Grace and Sheldon's son.
- Mike Wade as Fitz Small / The Flare, one of the most valued members of The Union.
- Matt Lanter as George Hutchene / Skyfox, Sheldon's closest ally.
- Tenika Davis as Petra Small, Fitz's daughter
- Anna Akana as Raikou, a hero for hire who wields two swords
- Tyler Mane as Blackstar
- Chase Tang as supervillain Baryon
|No.||Title ||Directed by||Teleplay by ||Original release date |
|1||"By Dawn's Early Light"||TBA||Steven DeKnight||May 7, 2021|
|2||"Paper and Stone"||TBA||Henry G.M. Jones||May 7, 2021|
|3||"Painting the Clouds With Sunshine"||TBA||Morenike Balogun Koch||May 7, 2021|
|4||"All the Devils Are Here"||TBA||Akela Cooper||May 7, 2021|
|5||"What's the Use?"||TBA||Kate Barnow||May 7, 2021|
|6||"Cover Her Face"||TBA||Sang Kyu Kim||May 7, 2021|
|7||"Omnes Pro Uno"||TBA||Julia Cooperman||May 7, 2021|
|8||"How it All Ends"||TBA||Steven DeKnight||May 7, 2021|
On July 17, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order for an eight-episode first season. The series was created by Steven S. DeKnight, who is credited as an executive producer alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott. 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. In November 2019, it was announced that Sang Kyu Kim was taking over as showrunner, following DeKnight's exit from the series. The official trailer for the series was released on April 7, 2021 and features "Play God" by British artist Sam Fender.
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. In April 2019, it was reported that Tenika Davis had been cast in a recurring role. In August 2019, it was reported that Chase Tang had been cast as a supervillain. In September 2020, Anna Akana was cast in recurring role.
Principal photography for the first season was scheduled to initially commence in May 2019. Filming for the first season commenced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 2, 2019 and ended on January 24, 2020. Additional reshoots occurred in January 2021.
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