It’s been revealed that Netflix isn’t moving forward with Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 and that the first season cost them $200 million.
They released Jupiter’s Legacy’s cast from their contracts, which means that the show is effectively cancelled.
Honestly, I wasn’t surprised by this news, but I was surprised to hear how much money they spent on it.
Before Kit’s tweet, the only number I could find regarding how much money Netflix had spent on Jupiter’s Legacy was $100 million.
That number came from Mark Millar himself, however, it turns out that it cost Netflix a whole lot more.
The reason? Reshoots. Apparently, Jupiter’s Legacy underwent extensive reshoots.
This would have happened after the series’ showrunner, Steven S. DeKnight, left the show halfway through production.
Jupiter’s Legacy ended up costing Netflix $200 million
Also, per sources, Jupiter's Legacy cost around $200 MILLION, reshoots and everything included, so this is a sizeable loss. https://t.co/z2BkndkIaH
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) June 2, 2021
Here’s what Borys Kit had to say about Jupiter’s Legacy’s budget, or the actually the money they ended up spending on it:
Also, per sources, Jupiter’s Legacy cost around $200 MILLION, reshoots and everything included, so this is a sizeable loss.
This is an insane amount of money to spend on a series, and Netflix is usually quite good at keeping costs down.
It sounds like the show was a difficult one to make.
Given this news, it’s no wonder they decided to end it before it ended up really getting out of hand.
I do feel bad for the people involved in the making of Jupiter’s Legacy.
However, this won’t be the end of Millarworld on Netflix.
Millar revealed that Millarworld will continue via Supercrooks which they are going to premiere at this year’s Annecy Festival.
What do you make of this news?
Are you surprised by the amount of money Netflix ended up spending on the making of Jupiter’s Legacy?
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