Jupiter’s Legacy will be Netflix’s next big superhero TV offering when it arrives next month, and a new trailer has revealed more about what the series will entail.
The show’s latest teaser landed on Netflix’s social media and YouTube channels on April 7 and offered a brief rundown of what fans can expect from the series in terms of plot, characters and super powers.
Check out the trailer, via Netflix’s NX Twitter account, below:
No legend lives forever. Jupiter’s Legacy kicks off May 7 pic.twitter.com/r6w8b18j39April 7, 2021
Based on the comic book series of the same name by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is set 90 years after the world’s first superheroes received their abilities. The series will follow Sheldon Sampson (Josh Duhamel), aka the utopian, who struggles with his own legacy as he begins to consider passing the torch to his children Chloe (Elena Kampouris) and Brandon (Andrew Horton).
Other first-generation superpowered beings also seek to pass their duties on to their offspring but, as the world changes and new threats emerge, the rules that applied to Sheldon and his fellow superheroes no longer appear. apply.
Jupiter’s Legacy is Netflix’s first adaptation of the Millarworld comics
Jupiter’s Legacy is the first superhero series that will bring Millarworld, Mark Millar’s standalone universe, to Netflix in the next few years. The streaming giant acquired Millar’s comic book company in August 2017 and has worked hard to adapt Millar’s various works into movies and TV shows for its audiences.
In July 2018, Netflix announced that it would be producing film adaptations of the Millarworld Empress, Huck, and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter comics. Jupiter’s Legacy, as well as American Jesus, were confirmed as TV adaptations at the same time.
The streaming giant also revealed that it will be creating an animated series based on Millar’s Supercrooks series in March 2019. As part of Netflix’s acquisition of Millarworld, it will also exclusively adapt properties with band-specific links. comic book, starting with Prodigy (h / t IGN), which Millar co-created with Rafael Albuquerque following the acquisition of Netflix. Prodigy is being adapted as a movie, with Kaz and Ryan Firpo writing the screenplay.
Jupiter’s Legacy was created for Netflix by Steven DeKnight, who was the showrunner behind the critically acclaimed Daredevil season 1, alongside Duhamel, Horton and Kampuris, the series will feature characters like Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels and Matt Lanter.
Jupiter’s Legacy will launch exclusively on Netflix on May 7.