However, this show is supposed to be the beginning of Netflix’s Mark Millar universe of shows and movies.
Netflix purchased the rights to many of Mark Millar’s comic books such as Jupiter’s Legacy, The Magic Order, American Jesus and Reborn to name but a few.
He actually sold the TV rights to Millarwold to Netflix back in 2017.
So, Jupiter’s Legacy was supposed to be the big start for Millarworld on Netflix.
However, it’s not been doing too well on the streaming platform.
Let’s look into the show’s numbers on Netflix.
The only thing we can really go on is data from third parties since Netflix doesn’t tend to share their numbers unless they’re huge.
So, given the fact that Jupiter’s Legacy was released just a few days ago, it really should be in at least the top three worldwide, right?
Well, it’s not in the top three according to FlixPatrol.com.
It’s not even in the top four.
How has Jupiter’s Legacy been performing on Netflix?
It currently sits in the number five position as far as Netflix’s top ten TV shows on May 27th, 2021 is concerned.
It’s one place above Shadow And Bone, which is interesting.
[Editor’s note: Jupiter’s Legacy does sit in the number 2 spot for May in Netflix’s Top Ten TV shows worldwide.]
However, Jupiter’s Legacy’s reported budget was much, much higher than that of Shadow And Bone.
It was reported that Jupiter’s Legacy was working off a budget of $100 million.
Now, it has to be said that this reported budget was put out there by Mark Millar himself, but it was before the show had started filming.
It’s been reported that Shadow And Bone’s budget lies somewhere in the $26 to $28 million, which is a fraction of what Jupiter’s Legacy reportedly cost to make.
So, Jupiter’s Legacy was an expensive show to make – even though the costumes and makeup look like they’ve come straight out of a DC Comics show on The CW.
It also hasn’t been resonating with fans.
Even our very own Clint Baker – who loves EVERYTHING, remember – didn’t give Jupiter’s Legacy a glowing review.
He actually struggled with the show, and that’s because, well, I hate to say it, but it’s because the show just was not very good.
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 1 didn’t get very good reviews
So, what does all of this mean for Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2?
Will it happen, or will Netflix opt to cancel the show and focus on other things?
Well, I can’t say for sure, but my best guess is that they’re going to leave the show and go and work on some of Millar’s other properties instead.
They have a lot in development already from Millarworld and they can learn from their mistakes.
The showrunner, Steven S. DeKnight could be put onto another one of these Millarworld shows.
Before taking the lead on Jupiter’s Legacy, he worked on the Daredevil series for Netflix and did a really good job with that show.
He was only the showrunner for the first season, and I would argue that it was the show’s best season.
That said, Netflix could go ahead and give the show a second season.
However, given the underwhelming reviews and Netflix’s viewer’s rather lukewarm reception to the show, I think it would be best to call it a day on Jupiter’s Legacy.
Again, this is just me speculating, and I’m sure there are people out there who enjoyed the show.
If Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 doesn’t happen, what’s next for Netflix and Millarworld?
Yet, it does seem as though the vast majority of people just didn’t really take to the show.
It’s a shame because there was so much promise there, but it just didn’t come together.
But, what’s next for Millarworld if Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 doesn’t get green lit?
Well, Millar himself has been very chatty about what’s to come from his deal with Netflix.
Here’s what he said to say via a press release from Netflix:
We’re hard at work on a six-episode live-action spy series right now, my first since Kingsman, but a very different kind of property.
He then added that The Magic Order is in active development over at Netflix:
I’m also happy to share that The Magic Order is in active development after we had to postpone due to all the uncertainty last year.
What other properties are coming from this Millarworld Netflix deal?
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Millar also added that American Jesus and Super Crooks were also being worked on:
The development for American Jesus is coming along beautifully in the talented and capable hands of Everardo Gout (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sacred Lies) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Instinct). I’m blown away by the creative choices that Netflix has allowed us, and particularly since this series will feature Spanish and English dialogue.
We’re excited for the world to see the anime adaptation of Super Crooks later this year. This superpowered heist comic about eight super-villains is jam-packed with action and told in 13 30-minute episodes lushly produced by Bones.inc (My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100, Godzilla Singular Point). Fans will be able to catch the first glimpse of this highly anticipated series at the Annecy Festival this June.
Finally, there are also some Millarwold films coming to Netflix:
On the film side, Reborn is currently being written by Bek Smith, who came out of the Marvel Writing Program. We’ve tapped Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) to direct and Sandra Bullock will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment. Empress, Huck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter continue to move forward with all three features in various stages of development. And we have also added Prodigy to the slate with a phenomenal script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo (Marvel’s The Eternals).
So, there’s a lot still to come from Millarworld, and even if Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 doesn’t happen, there’s much more life left in these Mark Millar properties on Netflix.
What do you make of this news?
Did you enjoy Jupiter’s Legacy Season 1 on Netflix?
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