Jupiter’s Legacy, the superhero series adapted from Mark Millar’s comics, has not convinced Netflix to give it a second season. Despite this cancellation, the platform has already ordered a spin-off.
Barely a month after it went live on Netflix, Jupiter’s Legacy has already been canceled at the end of its first season. The eight-episode adaptation of the comics by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely will therefore not have a follow-up despite the end cliffhanger and the many questions left unanswered in the superhero series.
But this cancellation does not mark the end of the collaboration between Mark Millar and Netflix, which announced three years ago the takeover of Millarworld. Above all, the platform seems to want to create a franchise on the universe of Jupiter’s Legacy since a live action adaptation of SuperCrooks, super-villains who evolve in the same world, was ordered by the platform according to Deadline.
Written by Mark Millar and drawn by Lejnil Francis Yu, the SuperCrooks comic book follows a motley gang of villains, crooks and petty thieves united to prepare for the heist of the century despite the threat of superheroes. In the comics, characters from Jupiter’s Legacy make appearances. So it’s not impossible that some of the show’s actors will make an appearance in the live-action SuperCrooks series, which is still in its early stages of development.
An extended Jupiter’s Legacy universe
This order is surprising considering that an animated series adaptation of SuperCrooks by Netflix and Studio Bones is already expected at the end of the year. The first images of this animation show will be shown in the coming days at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The animated series will center on the supervillain Johnny Bolt and his friends who go to Spain to prepare a huge heist.
Mark Millar was quick to react to the cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy by thanking the teams and is delighted with the order of SuperCrooks in live-action on his Twitter account:
“I’ve always loved crime stories, from Scorsese to Tarantino, and supervillains are always the funniest part of any superhero story. Doing something exclusively focused on the villains they fight seems incredibly refreshing as we explore what it’s like to be a bad guy in a world teeming with good guys who want to put you in jail. “
For the audience who loved Jupiter’s Legacy and wanted a sequel, all hope may not be lost. Mark Millar seems to think that the series is on standby, even though the actors are now released from their contracts, and that it is not impossible for her to return later:
“Given what we are preparing for the sequel, we have made the difficult decision to leave our incredible cast free from any engagement as we continue to thoughtfully develop all areas of the Jupiter’s Legacy saga. We are confident that we are there. Will come back later and we just want to thank you for your continued support, and the cast and crew who made this show so great. “