Sorry Jupiter’s Legacy fans but the live action adaptation of the beloved Mark Millar book has been canceled after only one season by Netflix.
In a Twitter statement Wednesday, Millar said he’s beginning work on a live-action adaptation of Supercrooks — which takes place in the same fictional world but focuses on villains — but that “we’ve made the tough call of letting our incredible cast out of their show commitment.”
“I’m really proud of what the team achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy and the amazing work everyone did on that origin season,” Millar wrote. “I’ve been asked a lot about what we’re planning next with this world, and the answer is to see what the super-villains are getting up to.”
Netflix has given a series order to Supercrooks, which follows a group of villains planning a monumental heist. The live-action show, which is in its early stages, will live alongside an anime-style series based on the same material. That show is set to have its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June. Both are based on a comic Millar created with Leinil Francis Yu.
As for Jupiter’s Legacy, while the cast — headed by Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb and Ben Daniels — has been let go, Millar noted in his statement that he’s “confident we’ll return to it later and just want to say thanks to you guys for your continued support and to the cast and crew who made this look great.”
The show received a shocking amount of bad reviews from critics however most streamers had more favorable things to say. I think the constant shift between the past and the present was too jarring for most fans. That and the fact that even though the story and special effects were movie quality, the overall series felt too much like shows audiences already watch like The Boys and Invincible.
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