Jupiter’s Legacy appeared to be repaying Netflix’s $31million purchase of Mark Millar’s Millarworld when it topped the streaming services most-watched list shortly after it premiered.
Reviews, on the other hand, weren’t so hot. It would appear that this has prompted a shake-up of the Millarworld universe that they originally had planned.
According to Deadline, season two has been scrapped and all the cast members have been released from their contracts. Netflix has confirmed that it won’t be simply writing off their $31million investment off the back of that and a spin-off is in the works.
“It will not continue as an ongoing series,” the outlet stated. The second series will focus instead on adapting Supercrooks, which is an adaptation of “the superpowered heist comic about eight super-villains written by Millar and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, which will be released later this year.”
As Millar announced in a statement of his own: “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.”
He then boldly likened the forthcoming incarnation to the works of cinematic greats, “I’ve always loved crime stories from [Martin] Scorsese to [Quentin] Tarantino and super-villains are always the most fun part of any superhero story.”
With the material still very much in the development stages itself, it is highly unlikely that we’ll see the project any time soon following the setback of the cancelled first incarnation.
For those who haven’t seen it, you can catch a trailer below.