But a spin-off called Supercrooks and set in the same universe has just been ordered.
This is called a bitter failure. Jupiter’s Legacy was slated to be one of the big hit series of spring on Netflix, but it clearly hasn’t caught up with its audience, having been largely taken down by critics. The streaming platform has taken note and decided to cut short the adventures of the Sampson family, adapted from the comics by Mark Millar. Officially, the cast has been released from their contract. Which means Utopian and his gang won’t be invited back for a season 2. Not even a month after its release, Jupiter’s Legacy is already canceled.
But Netflix, which has invested a lot of money in MillarWorld, however, is keen to keep the franchise alive, and has commissioned a spin-off, which will be called Supercrooks. This new series on the theme of super villains will take place in the same universe as that of Jupiter’s Legacy, as Mark Milar posted on Twitter:
Some big news from us on what’s coming up next in live-action from Millarworld, peeps! pic.twitter.com/usEuwVNHei
– Millarworld (@mrmarkmillar) June 2, 2021
“I am really proud of what the team has achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy and amazing work that everyone did in this season 1. I’ve been asked a lot what we plan to do next with this world and the answer: let’s see what the supervillains do! I’ve always loved crime stories from Scorsese to Tarantino and supervillains are always the funniest part of any superhero story, “ Millar comments in his post. “Jupiter’s Legacy is a vast and rich space with many characters to exploit …“
The pitch of Supercrooks tells us less about a series of superpowers than about a series of heists. She will follow “a motley gang of super-villains, crooks, petty thieves and petty thieves, all banding together for the heist of the century and the most outrageous crime story you’ve ever seen. Crime pays off sometimes. , and they’re going to prove it. In short, people who just want to have fun and earn some cash in the process. And if superheroes get in their way, they’re going to spit out their molars!“
This Supercrooks will also be an adaptation of the comics by Mark Millar (The breakage, published in 2012). Judging by the synopsis, it will have a more offbeat and wacky tone than the very (too?) Serious Jupiter’s Legacy.