The news that the cast of Jupiter’s Legacy, the big-budget small-screen adaptation of the Mark Millar comic, was released from their contracts doesn’t sound like cause for celebration. But at the same time, Netflix has announced that the series will continue in a different form as an anthology. Next up is Supercrooks, which is set in the same universe and centered on villains instead of heroes, which will be a live-action show in addition to a previously-ordered animated series.
It’s been less than a month since the eight episodes of Jupiter’s Legacy premiered, and, as indicated in a Collider report that “the entire principal cast…and their terrible wigs have been released from their contracts,” critical reception to the show was not positive. Though exact viewership figures have not been made public, the show was considered a reasonably good performer for the streamer, though likely not enough to justify its rumored $200 million cost.
Since the first season did end on a cliffhanger, fans may be disappointed to know they won’t be able to see more action play out on screen, but the story will continue in a new comic beginning later this month. Millar previously sold his Millarworld company to Netflix in 2018 and has numerous projects in development with the streaming giant.
Millar expressed that “I’m really proud of what the team achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy and the amazing work everyone did on that origin season. I’ve been asked a lot about what we’re planning next with this world, and the answer is to see what the supervillains are getting up to. I’ve always loved crime stories, from Scorsese to Tarantino, and supervillains are always the most fun part of any superhero story. To do something exclusively focused on the villains they fight just feels incredibly fresh as we explore what it’s like to be a bad guy in a world crawling with good guys who want to put you in jail.”