Jupiter's Legacy

Mark Millar‘s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ was initially set to go into pre-production as a feature film prior to Millarworld being bought out by Netflix and now the movie is going into pre-production for the streaming giant. However, it is being created as an ongoing series which is a much better format to tell the tale.

The show is coming from ‘Daredevil’ Season 1 director Steven S. DeKnight who is working as the showrunner and executive producer for this series. The man who does such an amazing job behind the camera had recently signed an overall deal with Netflix and this will be one of his first projects under it.

Sitting in the writer’s room on the first day had him wondering how to approach the ongoing series, fans of the comic will recognize who the question was addressed to:

Unfortunately, he wouldn’t go into much detail beyond that. One fan asked him who might be in the writer’s room with him and he shared that Netflix was the one to make that announcement:

In fact, he wasn’t even able to share the episode count!

DeKnight did, however, share the writer count!

With Mark Millar being so involved with Netflix these days, can you guess the “very special guest” who is helping out?

It has been mentioned elsewhere but DeKnight did confirm that they’ll be tackling both ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ and ‘Jupiter’s Circle’ in this adaptation:

Just in case you missed it, here is the synopsis for the Netflix series:

A multi-generational American superhero epic, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930’s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who recently signed an overall deal with Netflix, will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott also serving as executive producers for the series. DeKnight will also direct the first episode.

I was a massive fan of ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ and felt that ‘Jupiter’s Circle’ was a good read even if not quite as strong. Both are perfect for the audience which can be found on Netflix though I’m curious as to how they will tie the two together. I suspect that the stories in ‘Jupiter’s Circle’ will be told in flashback sequences but only time will tell.

Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ land on Netflix? Do you feel that it will have the same impact on your favorite streaming device that the comic was able to pull off? Share your thoughts below!