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Jupiter’s Legacy cancelled by Netflix after one season as cast are released from contracts

Jupiter’s Legacy is over after one season (Picture: Netflix)

Netflix has decided to end its superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, having released the cast from their commitments to the show.

According to Variety, the streaming service is instead pressing ahead with a live-action version of Supercrooks, set in the same universe as Jupiter’s Legacy.

Supercrooks will follow a group of super powered villains in the same way Jupiter’s Legacy, an adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book series of the same name, centered on superheroes.

Led by The Utopian (Josh Duhamel) the heroes, after gaining special abilities in the 1930s, are now role models for young heroes with aspirations to follow in their footsteps.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit the series cost ‘around $200million’ to produce, including reshoots.

Millar said he was ‘proud’ of what he achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy but wanted to answer fan questions about ‘what we’re planning next with this world’.

‘I’ve always loved crime stories from Scorcese to Tarantino and super-villains are always the most fun part of any superhero story. To do something exclusively focused on the villains they fight just feels incredibly fresh as we explore what it’s like to be a bad guy in a world crawling with good guys who want to put you in jail,’ he said in a statement posted on Twitter.

‘Jupiter’s Legacy is a vast and rich space with lots of characters to mine and so I’m happy to share that our next step here is a live-action version of the ‘Supercrooks’ comic I created with Leinil Francis Yu a few years back.

‘Given where we’re going next, we’ve made the tough call of letting our incredible cast out of their show commitment as we continue to thoughtfully develop all realms of the ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ saga.

The series followed Josh Duhamel’s superhero The Utopian (Picture: Netflix)

‘We’re confident we’ll return to it later and just want to say thanks to you guys for your continued support and to the cast and crew who made this look so great.’

The news may come as a surprise to viewers as season one ended on a cliffhanger suggesting more was on the way. A comic book series to tie in the with the show had also been planned but will now wrap up the story completely.

Star Andrew Horton, who plays The Paragon, previously told that the TV adaptation had ‘barely scratched the surface’ of the source material.

When asked about a second season, the British actor said: ‘I think it’s going to come around pretty soon, as far as I’m aware, from Netflix higher-up talks.’

‘So I’m hoping that within the next month or within the month of the show coming out that we should have an idea. Hopefully sooner, because then I can start planning the rest of my year accordingly,’ he quipped.

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