First Castings For Netflix’s Adaptation Of Mark Millar’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ Announced
Netflix has announced the main cast for it’s upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s epic superhero comic book ‘Jupiter’s Legacy‘, and it has a number of familiar faces.
From Steven S. DeKnight (‘Marvel’s Daredevil’, ‘Spartacus’, ‘Buffy’), the multi-generational American superhero epic follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930’s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
Josh Duhamel (‘Transformers’ movies) will lead as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian; Ben Daniels (‘The Crown’, ‘The Exorcist’) plays Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave, Sheldon’s older brother; Leslie Bibb (‘Tag’, ‘Iron Man’) takes the role of Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty; Elena Kampouris (‘Sacred Lies’) and Andrew Horton (‘Doctors’, ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’) will play Sheldon and Grace’s children Chloe and Brandon. In addition, Mike Wade (‘Timeless’, ‘For the People’) will play Fitz Small and Matt Lanter (‘Timeless’, ‘90210’) will star as George Hutchence. Additional cast members are also to be announced. You can find out more about the characters below.
JOSH DUHAMEL is Sheldon Sampson
Sheldon Sampson (The Utopian) is the storied leader of the superhero team The Union. But times have changed, and he doesn’t understand the world we live in anymore. Or his own family.
BEN DANIELS is Walter Sampson
Walter Sampson (Brain-Wave) is Sheldon’s older brother. A man of vast intellect and cunning who, unlike Sheldon, isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Or bloody.
LESLIE BIBB is Grace Sampson
Grace Sampson (Lady Liberty) is Sheldon’s wife and one of the most powerful heroes on the planet. She doesn’t always agree with Sheldon, but strives to balance his ideals with the reality of the modern, often violent, world they live in.
ELENA KAMPOURIS is Chloe Sampson
Chloe Sampson is Grace and Sheldon’s daughter. Rejecting everything her parents stand for, Chloe has forged her own hedonistic path far away from them. A path that threatens to go against everything her parents have sworn to protect.
ANDREW HORTON is Brandon Sampson
Brandon Sampson is Grace and Sheldon’s son. In training to assume the mantle of The Utopian and become the new leader of The Union, he struggles to live up to his father’s mythic legend.
MIKE WADE is Fitz Small
Fitz Small (The Flare) is the heart and soul of The Union. Despite suffering injuries that ended his career as a superhero, he continues to be one of the most valued members of the team. And is often the only thing holding them together in the face of an increasingly hostile world.
MATT LANTER is George Hutchence
George Hutchence (Skyfox) was Sheldon Sampson’s closest friend and ally before turning against him and the rest of his teammates in The Union. Now considered the greatest supervillain in the world, George plots his revenge on the teammates he believes betrayed him.
‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ is the first in a slate of series and movies based on the stories of Mark Millar at Netflix after the streaming service acquired Mark Millar’s comic book company Millarworld in 2017. There are also plans to make movies or series from the books ‘American Jesus’, ‘Empress’, ‘Huck’ and ‘Sharkey The Bounty Hunter’.
Steven S. DeKnight serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Mark Millar, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott, and Frank Quitely, also serving as executive producers for the series. DeKnight also will write and direct the first episode.
‘Jupiter’s Legacy‘ Season 1 does not yet have a premiere date, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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