No legacy lives forever. The first generation of superheroes have kept the world safe for nearly a century. Now their children must continue their legendary ideals.
From the mind of Mark Millar, Jupiter’s Legacy is streaming only on Netflix May 7th, 2021.
Jupiter’s Legacy is an eight episode series on Netflix, with the first episode entitled By Dawn’s Early Light. It’s based on an Image Comics comic book series, first published in 2013, written by Mark Millar, and drawn by Frank Quitely. Published as a series of eponymous limited series and interstitial prequel miniseries, it is to date the longest series that Millar had published as part of his Millarworld line of creator-owned comics.
The series has been in production since 2015. The story, which is influenced by Star Wars, King Kong, Roman mythology and origin stories from the Golden Age of Comics, was written as Millar’s treatise on superheroes’ connection to the American ideal. The first few issues of the opening story arc explore the generational conflict between a group of aging superheroes known as the Union, who used the powers they gained in 1932 for the betterment of mankind, in particular their leader, Sheldon Sampson (also known as the Utopian), and their children, who are daunted by the prospect of living up to their parents’ legacy.
Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels and Leslie Bibb, and the first episode releases today on Netflix.