With Jupiter's Legacy "Ending Prematurely", Josh Duhamel Offers Thanks

By now, fans of Netflix's adaptation of Jupiter's Legacy have had time to process the news. That while the JL universe will continue with a live-action take on Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu's villain-focused Supercrooks, Jupiter's Legacy itself won't be seeing a second season and will potentially be retooled down the road. After the news hit, series star Josh Duhamel (Transformers) took to Instagram for a tongue-in-cheek post showing off his "#sexysantasummer" bod while talking about being "dumped" by Netflix and looking for Hulu to hit him up. This time around, Duhamel offers a lengthier post where he thanks the streaming service as well as the cast & crew for their support even though the series was "ending prematurely."

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It's never easy to hear that a project you cared about/ believed in/ put so much into is ending prematurely. It was a challenge and a privilege to dive into the character of Sheldon/ Utopian. I got to do things as an actor that took me to places I had never been," Duhamel wrote in his follow-up post. "A big thank you to [Netflix] for giving us this opportunity and an even bigger thank you to the fans – you took us to the #1 spot around the world and we stayed there for almost 2 weeks. Your support of the show means everything. To the cast and crew- we put all of our lives on hold to take on the challenge of creating a new universe together. It truly took blood, sweat, and tears. I'm so proud of what we accomplished together and the journey we had (on & off the screen) is something I'll never forget." The actor ended it with the hashtag #NoLegacyLivesForever and a bit a of hope: "But maybe this one will"- as you'll see in the post below:

Last month, Millar offered an update on how things were looking with the anime adaptation of Super Crooks. "We're excited for the world to see the anime adaptation of 'Super Crooks' later this year. This superpowered heist comic about eight super-villains is jam-packed with action and told in 13 30-minute episodes lushly produced by Bones.inc (My Hero Academia, Mob Psycho 100, Godzilla Singular Point). Fans will be able to catch the first glimpse of this highly anticipated series at the Annecy Festival this June." Here's a look at Millar's post from earlier today finalizing the news about the chapter in the "Jupiter's Legacy" universe:

With the series still sticking a sweet superhero landing on the streaming service, here's a look back at the trailer:

Based on the critically-acclaimed Image Comics series from Millar and artist Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy focuses on the world's first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they are the revered elder guard – while their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Ben Daniels (The Crown), Leslie Bibb (Tag), Elena Kampouris (Sacred Lies), Andrew Horton (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Matt Lanter (Timeless), Mike Wade (For the People), Ian Quinlan (Sneaky Pete), Tenika Davis (Big Top Academy), Chase Tang (Slasher), and Tyler Mane (X-Men) star. Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel's Daredevil) serves as executive producer. Sang Kyu Kim (The Walking Dead) serves as showrunner, replacing DeKnight who left the role over "creative differences" in September 2019. Millar's Millarworld Productions is producing.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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