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First Cast Members Announced For Netflix Adaptation Of Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy

February 9, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Jupiter's Legacy

Collider reports that Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb have been cast as the leads in Netflix’x upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s superhero epic Jupiter’s Legacy. Duhamel and Bibb will play the married superhero couple with Andrew Horton and Elena Kampouris as their children and Ben Daniels and Matt Lanter playing Duhamel’s brother and best friend, respectively.

Here’s a synopsis: Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes, who received their powers in the 1930s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their super-powered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

Duhamel plays Sheldon Sampson, The Utopian. He’s described as “an amazingly powerful superhero who’s also the longtime leader of the Union of Justice.”

Bibb is Grace Sampson, Lady Liberty, who is described as “a powerful goddess who fights evil alongside her husband, but is concerned about the growing rift between him and their two children.”

Kampouris will play Chloe, “their super-powered daughter who is also a hard-partying professional model.”

Horton will play Brandon Sampson (Paragon), described as “a budding young superhero who idolizes his father but struggles to live up to his greatness.”

Daniels is Walter Sampson, Brainwave, “a loner who can create psychic illusions that serve him well in combat. He’s a doting uncle to Chloe and Brandon, but he has a strained relationship with his headstrong brother.”

Lanter will play George Hutchence, codename Skyfox, who is “Sheldon’s best friend and a fellow founding member of the Union of Justice.”

The first episode will be written by Steven S. DeKnight, who will also be the showrunner and executive producer with Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDerMott and Millar.

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