A few days earlier, the streaming giant, Netflix, announced it canceled the new superhero series, "Jupiter's Legacy," after season 1. Unfortunately, the news came within the few weeks of the series premiere, leaving the show's cast in total dismay.
Following the cancelation of the series, Deadline reported the streaming giant and creator of Jupiter's Legacy, Mark Millar, is working on live adaptions of its spinoff, Supercrooks. Netflix already has an anime series of the same name.
The new Millarwood series will revolve around the story of eight supervillains and is described as a return to the world of Jupiter's Legacy with a "ragtag gang of supervillains, con artists, petty thieves, and leg-breaker, working together for the heist of the century.
Talking with the news outlet, Millard said, "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. 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," Mark added.
Netflix is turning Mark Millar’s #JupitersLegacy from a series to a universe spanning an anthology franchise
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) June 2, 2021
Mark is the founder of the comic book publishing house, MillarWorld, which was later acquired by Netflix in 2017 and aimed at developing multiple films and series, starting with Jupiter's Legacy itself. Though the series is canceled, Millar showed confidence that it will return later but could come back in a different iteration.
During the time, Mark said,
"I’m really proud of what the team achieved with Jupiter’s Legacy and the amazing work everyone did on that origin season. I’ve been asked a lot about what we’re planning next with this world, and the answer is to see what the supervillains are getting up to. I’ve always loved crime stories, from Scorsese to Tarantino, and supervillains 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."
Supercrooks' live-action adaptation is in its early stages; the superpowered heist comic book was written by Mark Millar and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu.