Netflix has unleashed the first trailer and a poster for its new superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, The new series is based on Mark Millar’s comic book series. It looks like an energetic, stylish, and great show packed with epic action that audiences and fans of the genre will really love.
Jupiter’s Legacy is a multigenerational drama that will tell the story of the world’s first generation of superheroes, who got their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they’re the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children strive to live up to the legendary actions of their parents.
The synopsis reads:
“After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.”
When talking about the show Millar said, “It’s a 50-year story self-contained inside one franchise. It’s got a cast of 50 or 60 super-characters. The story starts in 1929 and runs until the end of time. It runs through all time and space and explains the mystery of human existence, all tied into a superhero story… There hasn’t been one conversation where someone said, ‘Can we make that explosion slightly smaller?’ Ambitious ideas are being rewarded.”
The new series will also star Josh Duhamel (Transformers) as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian. He is the “storied leader of the superhero team The Union. But times have changed, and he doesn’t understand the world we live in anymore. Or his own family.”
Duhamel is joined by Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson/Brainwave, Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty, Elena Kampouris as Chloe Sampson, Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson/Paragon, Mike Wade as Fitz Small, and Matt Lanter as George Hutchene/Skyfox.
Jupiter’s Legacy first season will consists of eight episodes and it streams on Netflix on May 7th.