Jupiter’s Legacy is an American Superhero television series based on the comic book series that goes with the same name, “Jupiter’s Legacy” by Mark Miller and Frank Quietly, and published by Image Comics. The show marked the debut of Millarworld on the OTT platform Netflix. It released 8 episodes each of 30-50 minutes of the show, originally developed for television by Steven S. DeKnight.
The show revolves around the story of a superhero team named “Union of Justice.” The group tries to pass on the legacy to a younger generation, but the next generation struggles to live up to their high expectations.
However, the show did not perform to the expectations, and the audience didn’t connect to the storyline stating it was overstuffed. As a result, it canceled the show for the second season and was canceled within one month of its release, i.e., in June 2021.
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 Release Date
Netflix frequently assesses a show’s performance during the first 30 days after its release. So even though Jupiter’s Legacy ended in suspense, there is no certainty that they’ll return. Nevertheless, the superhero series made it into Netflix’s top ten globally in terms of popularity.
But it still can’t connect to the people and received poor reviews from critics and platforms. In addition, the show had a budget of $200 million, already making it one of Netflix’s most expensive projects. The financial budget and the low ratings may have played a role in Netflix’s decision to cancel the superhero series. So, there will be no season 2 for this show.
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 Cast
If the show had been released, we could expect the same cast to return from the first season. They are:-
- Josh Duhamel returns as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, the leader of the superhero team “Unions of Justice.” He was also Walter’s younger brother and Grace’s husband.
- Ben Daniels returns as Walter Sampson/ Brainwave. He is Sheldon’s elder brother and possesses special fighting abilities.
- Leslie Bibb returns as Grace Sampson/ Lady Liberty. She is Sheldon’s wife and is among the most powerful superheroes.
- Andrew Horton returns as Brandon Sampson/Paragon. He is Grace and Sheldon’s son but fails to meet the expectation of his parents.
- Elena Kamporious returns as Chloe Sampson. She is Grace and Sheldon’s daughter who is heavily addicted to drugs.
- As Fitz Small/The Flare, Mike Wade is a skilled engineer who developed most of the technology that has helped the Union.
- Matt Lanter as George Huthence/ Skyfox. He was Sheldon’s best friend and teammate who later turned against the Union after breaking a code.
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 Trailer
As of now, the show has been officially canceled by its original network, Netflix. So, there is no official trailer available for season 2 unless the show’s rights go to any other platform. However, season 1 of Jupiter’s Legacy is available to stream exclusively on Netflix.
Jupiter’s Legacy Season 2 Storyline
Watler’s effort to depose his brother Sheldon as Union Leader would have been the focus of Season 2. Walter, aka Brainwave, was revealed to be the one who produced the Blackstar clone in the season 1 episode finale. Brandon killed the clone early in the series to save his family and friends’ lives.
Brandon and Sheldon’s relationship might patch up, but Brandon has grown closer to Walter. Walter persuades Brandon to betray his parents and join Walter’s side in the comics. They persuaded more superheroes to join their cause, and Walter’s gang was responsible for the deaths of Sheldon and Grace. The assassination of Sheldon and Grace is a turning point in the comics.
While the show was dropped after the first season, filming was also heavily criticized. The problems started when creator Steven S. DeKnight abruptly ended filming due to creative disputes. Then, a few days after its premiere, the high-budget show received negative reviews.
The financial budget and the low ratings, criticism for the storyline, and incapacity to connect with audiences may have played a role in Netflix’s decision to cancel the superhero series. Did you watch the previous season of Jupiter’s Legacy? Let us know in the comment section. Bookmark this page for future updates. Till then, Keep Binge-Watching!
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