Netflix Cancels 'Jupiter's Legacy'; 'Supercrooks' Live-Action Series Ordered

by Outsiders
June 02, 2021
Netflix has decided to cancel Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy series but will be working a spin-off with a live-action adaptation of Supercrooks, which delves into the story of Millarworld’s super-villains, as the next installment of the Jupiter’s Legacy saga.

“We’re confident we’ll return to it later,” Millar said of Jupiter’s Legacy, which could come back in a different iteration, sources said.

Netflix has been developing an anime series adaptation of Supercrooks, the superpowered heist comic about eight super-villains written by Millar and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, which will be released later this year with a sneak peak at the Annecy Festival this month.

Characters cross over between the comics for Supercrooks and Jupiter’s Legacy and with the live-action Supercrooks adaptation is in early stages, so it is unclear whether characters from Season 1 of Jupiter’s Legacy would migrate to it.

Supercrooks is described as a return to the world of Jupiter’s Legacy with a rag-tag gang of super-villains, con-artists, petty thieves and leg-breakers who all band together for the heist of the century and the most outrageous crime story you’ve ever seen in your life. Crime pays and they’re going to prove it. Some people just want to have the time of their lives and make a little dirty money while they’re doing it. If the superheroes get in the way they’re going to be spitting teeth.

“I’m really proud of what the team achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy and the amazing work everyone did on that origin season,” Millar said. “I’ve been asked a lot about what we’re planning next with this world and the answer is to see what the super-villains are getting up to. I’ve always loved crime stories from Scorsese to Tarantino and super-villains 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. Jupiter’s Legacy is a vast and rich space with lots of characters to mine and so I’m happy to share that our next step here is a live-action version of the Supercrooks comic I created with Leinil Francis Yu a few years back. Given where we’re going next, 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. 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.”

Source: Deadline


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EvilHayato - 2021-06-04 @ 3:03 pm

I wonder how much longer the umbrella company has. I enjoyed the first season but the second one kind of waned alittle. It makes me wonder if they are going to try extra hard to get that unique super hero genre show stability. I think some of these shows based off comics are great for both fans of the comics and new fans to the shows. Some are easier to digest than others. Boys works because its a unique telling of the super hero genre with normies being the heroes.. or rather anti-heroes and the amount of violence you didnt see in the super hero genre before it. Invicible is kind of in that same concept except we dont see the kind of realism of these super hero antics' repercussions. Jupiter felt like a mix but one that wasnt nearly as interesting in characters or plot. Altho at the end of the show it did get more interesting and i was curious how season 2 was going to go.

Lord_Scareglow - 2021-06-03 @ 6:58 pm

Ah I saw this coming, it was Netflix's attempt to capture the audience of Amazon with The-Boys, but this was like a mash of Boys & Invincible and seemed entirely too much, the Super hero TV genre is way too saturated right now, I would find it hard for many new property's to survive. The average watcher has no idea what's going on and force feeding them so much Comic oriented media all at once is going to overwhelm them, as it has. With that being said I thought the show was fine, I still have not finished it yet , I have 2 episodes left, I'm not sad they cancelled it, it felt forced and my interest waned quickly.

Zerzar999 - 2021-06-03 @ 6:35 pm

I did not read the comics before I saw the show, but enjoyed it enough that I then read the comics. Netflix pimped this as basically the anti-Boys comic adaptation and it was clear that they tried too hard which resulted in pretty much an over the top cheezy effort. I'm not too upset it's been cancelled and I can't imagine that too many of the fans are either.

lordtom - 2021-06-03 @ 1:46 pm

I have never been happier to see a show cancelled. It ranks up there as one of the worst adaptations I've ever seen. How could Millar be involved and have it be such a big pile of emo garbage? For once Netflix did the right thing

EvilHayato - 2021-06-03 @ 4:34 am

Not super surprising to me. Of all the super hero stuff out right now, Jupiter was the weakest imo. I enjoyed it but it didnt have me wanting more like the others.

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