Jupiter's Legacy: Release Date, Trailer, Cast and Latest Updates
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Netflix has released the first live-action trailer for Jupiter’s Legacy, which it previously teased back in February with a CGI and voiceover-driven spot. The show will arrive quite soon, and first impressions suggest we’re in for a wild ride.
Jupiter’s Legacy is based on a comic series by Mark Millar the Scottish graphic novelist whose previous work includes Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Millar is also well-known for DC comics work on Superman: Red Son. At Marvel he penned The Ultimates, an alternative-reality reworking of The Avengers.
Jupiter’s Legacy release date
CONFIRMED: All eight episodes of Jupiter’s Legacy will be available to binge watch on Netflix from Friday 7th May 2021.
Jupiter’s Legacy cast
Josh Duhamel (Transformers) will play The Utopian, also known by his civilian secret identity Sheldon Sampson, while Leslie Bibb (The Babysitter) plays his wife Grace and fellow superhero under the guise of Lady Liberty.
Their troubled daughter, Chloe, is played by Elena Kampouris (Sacred Lies) while newcomer Andrew Horton has bagged the role of reckless son, Brandon.
Ben Daniels (The Crown) will also star as the kids uncle Walter, who is capable of powerful psychic illusions as the superhero Brainwave and is a fellow member of the Union of Justice.
Rounding out the cast are pro wrestler Tyler Mane, Mike Wade (SEAL Team) and Matt Lanter, who many will know as the voice of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
What is the plot of Jupiter’s Legacy and what to expect
In the 1930s the first generation of Superheroes rose to prominence after receiving powers. Fast forward to the present day, the original heroes are revered as the elder guard. Meanwhile, the children of the fabled heroes are struggling to live up to their parent’s legacy and legendary feats.
The story spans from the 1930s through to the present day.
In May 2020, Mark Millar confirmed what comics would be covered in the Netflix series. He calls it a “combination” of Jupiter’s Legacy one and two plus Jupiter’s Circle one and two.
At IGN’s FanFest, Mark Millar and Josh Duhamel was interviewed about the show where Mark said that the story was being told from the perspective of someone who is looking back at his life and had failed.
On March 16th, Empire Online revealed an exclusive new image from the upcoming first season where they teased more in an upcoming issue. More importantly, Mark Millar compared the show to multiple movies calling it “part-2001, part-Avengers, part-Godfather II”.
He also added that: “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.”
Who are the Characters of Jupiter’s Legacy?
Sheldon Sampson / The Utopian: Legendary leader of the superhero team known as The Union. After his long and illustrious career, the world he knew is gone. No longer recognizing the world of today The Utopian struggles to adapt to modern life and the needs of his family.
Walter Sampson / Brainwave: The older brother of Sheldon ‘The Union’ Sampson. Walter is the darker of the two brothers. Intellectually superior with vast cunning, Walter is not afraid to get his hands dirty and bloodied.
Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty: The wife of Sheldon and mother of Chloe and Brandon. Lady Liberty is one of the strongest heroes on the planet and was not afraid to disagree with Sheldon. Grace is the rock that Sheldon needs as he comes to terms with the modern and violent world of today.
Chloe Sampson: Chloe is the rebellious daughter of Sheldon and Grace. Unafraid to forge her own path, Chloe stands against everything her parents stood for and swore to protect.
Brandon Sampson / Paragon: The son of Sheldon and Grace and heir apparent to the mantle of The Utopian. Brandon is in training to replace his father as the leader of The Union, with such a great weight upon him he is struggling to live up to his father’s legend.
Fitz Small / The Flare: Former active Superhero of The Union. Despite his career-ending injury Fitz is still a valued member of the team. Known as the heart and soul of The Union, Fitz is the glue holding the team together as they face an increasingly dangerous world.
Janna Croft / Ghostbeam – Kara Royster will be playing the role of Ghostbeam.
Jupiter's Legacy: Trailer
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