“Jupiter’s Legacy” Canceled at Netflix, Will Be Replaced by “Supercrooks” Adaptation

Ben Daniels and Josh Duhamel in
Ben Daniels and Josh Duhamel in "Jupiter's Legacy"

Netflix decided to cancel the superhero drama Jupiter’s Legacy after just one season. The news was confirmed by the creator of Jupiter’s Legacy comic Mark Millar, who also served as series’ producer.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Millar shared that the cast, including leads Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, and Ben Daniels, have already been released from their contracts. However, he expressed confidence that the series will be revisited later. According to Deadline, different iteration is being considered.

Jupiter’s Legacy premiered in early May and focused on a family of superheroes who got their powers in the early 20th century and has been defending the world from evil ever since. While the older members of the family struggle to adapt to the modern time, their children have struggles of their own, trying to live up to the legacy of their parents.

The series received mixed reviews, although there was no indication that it could be axed so soon. Both Millar and the cast spoke about plans for the future on previous occasions and hinted at new episodes.

The cancelation of Jupiter’s Legacy won’t mean the end of the collaboration between Millar and Netflix. The streamer instead gave a series order for the adaptation of Supercrooks, Millar’s comic centered on super-villains.

“Jupiter’s Legacy is a vast and rich space with lots of characters to mine, and so I’m happy to share that our next step here is a live-action version of the Supercrooks comic I created with Leinil Francis Yu a few years back,” said Millar in a statement.

Supercroocks is already being adapted as an animated series on Netflix, with the first episodes being scheduled for release later this year.