After just one season, Netflix has cancelled the TV series adaptation of comic creator Mark Millar’s “Jupiter’s Legacy”.
Millar had been promising big things with the superhero series, but when it came time to show others no-one bit. The critics hated the series (45/100 on Metacritic, 38% on Rotten Tomatoes), and if Netflix scrapped it this fast the audience wasn’t big enough to justify its expense.
Millar says “we’ve made the tough call of letting our incredible cast out of their show commitment.” The first season, which premiered four weeks ago, ends on a cliffhanger with much more promised and the cast had spoken in the press about potential future seasons.
Netflix’s major deal with the “Wanted” and “Kick-Ass” author however ensures he won’t be leaving them anytime soon. In fact, Millar says he’s already begun work on a live-action adaptation of “Supercrooks” which is set in the same fictional world as “Jupiter’s Legacy” but focuses on a group of supervillains planning a monumental heist.
An anime-style series based on the same material is also on the way. Millarworld was sold to Netflix in 2017 with “Jupiter’s Legacy” being the first adapted work.