Netflix series ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ is ending after season 1
The recently launched Netflix hero series “Jupiter’s Legacy” is ending its run after its single eight-episode season.
“We’ve made the tough call of letting our incredible cast out of their show commitment as we continue to thoughtfully develop all realms of the ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ saga,” tweeted writer Mark Millar, 51, co-creator of the original 2013-15 comic-book series and co-chief of Netflix’s Millarworld division, on Tuesday. “We’re 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 so great.”
The drama series, which debuted May 7, stars Josh Duhamel as Sheldon Sampson, also known as The Olympian, one of the first generation of superheroes whose efforts at passing the light to his superpowered children (Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris) make fractures and dysfunctionality as the family and the world everywhere attempt to adjust to changing expectations for ethics and a moral code.
Writer-producer Steven S. DeKnight, who adapted the comic for TV, tweeted: “Sad to see the story come to a premature end, but I wish @mrmarkmillar and @netflix the best moving forward,” and thanked the cast, group and fans.
Millar in his tweet recommended story threads may proceed in the upcoming live-action series “Supercrooks,” likewise dependent on his comics.