Netflix 'Jupiter's Legacy': Air time, how to live stream, plot, cast and all you need to know about superhero series
Based on Mark Millar's series by the same name, 'Jupiter's Legacy' deep-dives into the gritty side of superheroes
If you're looking for the next big superhero series to binge you're way through, here is one that's sure to grab your attention -- 'Jupiter's Legacy.' Based on the comic series by Mark Millar, a name you might most certainly recognize, seeing that he's the man behind 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and 'Kick-Ass,' Netflix is now bringing the superhero team, The Union of Justice, to life.
Starring names Josh Duhamel, Matt Lanter, Ben Daniels and more, the series follows the first generation of superheroes who must now pass on the mantle to their children. With conflicting ideals, fall-outs and threats looming, will they be able to save the country they've sworn to protect?
'Jupiter’s Legacy' premieres on Netflix on May 7, 2021.
How to livestream
You can live-stream 'Jupiter's Legacy' on Netflix, from May 7 onwards.
Based on the first five issues of the 'Jupiter's Legacy' series, the plot for the first season mainly focuses on Sheldon Sampson, also known as The Utopian, and his relationship with his children, to who he intends on passing on the mantle.
His daughter Chloe is uninterested in her father's strict ideals and his son, Brandon, who is also known as The Paragon seems to constantly clash with his father's old ways. To add to it, Sampson and his brother, Walter, known as Brainwave, seem to clash relentlessly over their idea of what superheroes should be, resulting in a fallout between the brothers and former teammates.
The aftermath of the same is now felt by their children, resulting in a conflict between the old generation and the new, while the threat of evil looms in the shadows. As per the official synopsis, 'After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world's first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy.
But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents' legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.
Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.
Josh Duhamel as Sheldon Sampson / The Utopian
Actor Josh Duhamel takes on the role of Sheldon Sampson, who is also The Utopian, the leader of the superhero team known as the Union of Justice.
Duhamel started off his career as a model and later went on to work as a TV actor and subsequently, began taking on movie roles. Some of his works include the 'Transformers' franchise, 'When in Rome,' 'Life as We Know It,' 'New Year's Eve,' 'Safe Haven' and 'You're Not You.'
Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty
Actress Leslie Bibb plays the role of Grace Sampson, who goes by the superhero persona Lady Liberty. Grace is married to Sheldon and the couple have a son and a daughter togther. Grace is torn between her husband's ideals and wanting what's best for her children.
Bibb started off as a model before she began taking on acting roles in the late '90s. Her first recurring role was on 'The Big Easy.' She later went to start in 'Popular,' which helped establish her as a familiar name -- she even won a Teen Choice Award at the time. With regards to movies, she has stared in both, 'Iron Man' and 'Iron Man 2.'
Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson / Brainwave
Actor Ben Daniels plays the role of Walter Sampson, also known by his hero name, Brainwave. With psychic abilities, Walter seems to clash with his brother Sheldon, giving rise to tension between the two.
Daniels started off as a stage actor, known for his performances in 'Never the Sinner,' '900 Oneonta,' 'Martin Yesterday' and 'All My Sons.' His TV works include 'Cutting It,' 'The Virgin Queen,' 'Law & Order: UK,' 'The Paradise,' 'House of Cards' and 'The Exorcist.'
Elena Kampouris as Chloe Sampson
Actress Elena Kampouris plays Chloe Sampson, the daughter of Sheldon and Grace. Gifted with superpowers, Chloe has no intention of following her parents' footsteps and spends her time being a socialite instead. Kampouris has worked in series such as 'Men, Women & Children,' 'American Odyssey,' 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' and 'Before I Fall.'
Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson / The Paragon
Andrew Horton takes on the role of Brandon Sampson, also known as The Paragon. Brandon is the son of Sheldon and Grace and Chloe's brother. He is keen to make his mark as a superhero, but always finds himself at the receiving end of his father's criticism.
Prior to 'Jupiter's Legacy,' Horton's work included movies such as 'It Came from the Desert,' and 'Doctors,' a TV series.
Mike Wade as Fitz Small / The Flare
Actor Mike Wade takes on the role of Fitz Small, whose superhero persona is known as The Flare. A former employee of Sheldon who also gained superpowers, Fitz in now paralyzed from the waist down. However, his daughter Petra is keen on carrying on his legacy.
Wade studied at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood, California and is a graduate of the Joanne Baron/ DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica, California. Some of his works include 'SEAL Team,' 'Who the F is Mike Young' and 'We the People.'
Matt Lanter as George Hutchence / Skyfox
Matt Lanter plays the role of George Hutchence, also known as Skyfox. George and Sheldon were close friends, but in a sudden chain of events, George ends up betraying the team he was once a part of. Lanter's breakout role came when he was a part of TV series '90210.'
His movie works include 'Disaster Movie,' 'WarGames: The Dead Code,' 'Sorority Row,' 'Vampires Suck,' 'The Roommate,' and 'Pitch Perfect 3.'
Ian Quinlan as Hutch
Ian Quinlan plays the role of Hutch, the son of a supervillain and a possible love interest for Chloe. Hutch doesn't have superpowers, despite being the son of a certain former hero. Quinlan is an actor and a director, known for his work in 'Gotham,' and 'Sneaky Pete.'
A celebrated comic book writer, Millar is known was his works such as 'The Authority,' 'Marvel Knights Spider-Man,' 'Ultimate Fantastic Four,' 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' and 'Kick-Ass.' He's worked on some of DC and Marvel's biggest plotlines, such as DC's 'Superman: Red Son' and Marvel Comics 'The Ultimates,' the latter being selected by Time Magazine as the comic book of the decade and even served as the inspiration behind the first 'Avengers' movie.
He also wrote 'Civil War' and 'Wolverine: Old Man Logan' both of which served as inspiration and source material for Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Logan.' Millar collaborated with artist Frank Quitely (Vincent Deighan), to create 'Jupiter's Legacy.'
The trailer moves across timelines, with a glimpse at how the first generation got their powers, to 90 years later, when the focus shifts to the second generation that seems ready to set into their shoes, however, Sampson believes that they're far from it.
With family drama, internal conflict and what seems like epic action sequences, 'Jupiter's Legacy' dives into the darker, grittier side of being a superhero.
As per the caption shared alongside the trailer -- '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.'
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