It’s been revealed that Netflix has released Jupiter’s Legacies’ cast from their contracts, effectively cancelling the series, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
So, what they’ve done is cancel Jupiter’s Legacy, but they’re keeping the Millarworld-verse alive through Supercrooks.
It’s also been reported that Jupiter’s Legacy cost Netflix a whopping $200 million, which is just crazy for a series.
Jupiter’s Legacy is ending on Netflix after just one season
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
So, what should we expect from the future of these Millarwod shows.
Well, Supercrooks is another one of Mark Millar’s comics and was part of the deal Netflix struck with the comic book writer.
I’m hoping that both Millar and Netflix have learned from the mistakes made in Jupiter’s Legacy.
There were a lot of mistakes made in that show, which had terrible costumes, terrible makeup and just wasn’t very interesting.
Given how expensive the show was, it looked more like a DC Comics series you’d watch on The CW.
It’s just mind-boggling how poor Jupiter’s Legacy ended up being.
Netflix moving forward with Supercrooks
There have also been reports that the series’ showrunner, Steven S. DeKnight left half-way through the series, which really shows when you watch the show.
It lacked direction and felt muddled the whole way through.
Even Small Screen’s very own Clint Baker – who likes everything, remember – struggled to see anything positive in the show.
As for Supercooks, Netflix is going to be offering a first look at the show at the Annecy Festival in France.
Will Supercrooks be good?
Here’s what Mark Millar had to say about Jupiter’s Legacy and Supercrooks:
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 super-villains are getting up to. I’ve always loved crime stories from Scorcese 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.
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