With a slew of Millarworld titles in various stages of being adapted for the big and small screen, now comes an update on Netflix’s take on Jupiter’s Legacy.
Via Collider, Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb have joined the series in the lead roles of The Utopian and Lady Liberty, respectively. The duo join a cast the includes Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris, Ben Daniels, Matt Lanter and George Hutchence.
Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Jupiter’s Legacy began life back in 2013, quickly becoming a favourite of many. The tale itself initially centres on Sheldon and Grace Sampson as they and a small group of friends wind up with superpowers back in 1932. Sheldon and Grace would take on the aforementioned monikers of The Utopian and Lady Liberty, and the duo would usher in the first age of superheroes by forming the Union of Justice (pictured).
Fast forward to decades down the line, and the offspring of The Utopian and Lady Liberty have their own powers yet the world is now a far more skewed landscape where the concept of the classic superhero is concerned. In particular, son Brandon (to be played by Andrew Horton) uses his abilities to nab some big-money endorsement deals, while daughter Chloe (Elena Kampouris) is a drug-addicted model.
Daredevil’s Steven S. DeKnight is on showrunner duties in addition to writing the series and directing the pilot episode. DeKnight will also executive produce alongside Millar, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott.
Safe to say, if Jupiter’s Legacy can capture the essence of the comic book source material, audiences could be treated to something truly special.