Netflix has announced key members of the Jupiter’s Legacy cast.
Transformers veteran Josh Duhamel and Marvel Cinematic Universe stalwart Leslie Bibb are some of the actors set to lead the upcoming television of the Mark Millar and Frank Quitely comic book series. Set in a world in which superheroes really did appear in the 1930s, the story takes place nearly two generations later as the original heroes contemplate retirement and their children find leaving up to their parents’ legacies a more difficult burden then they ever imagined.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Duhamel will star as The Utopian — aka Sheldon Sampson — the leader of a superhero team disconnected from his family and, increasingly, the world at large. Bibb will play his wife Grace, who is known to the world as Lady Liberty. Ben Daniels will play Sheldon’s brother Walter — aka Brain-Wave. Other cast members include Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter.
Former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will executive produce the series; the first to come from Netflix’s ambitious plan to adapt several of Millar’s comic books into television shows and feature films. Their plan is so ambitious that they bought his company, Millarworld, outright in 2017. The other television series, based on American Jesus, has not been cast while Reborn, one of the films on the Millarworld slate, is set to star Sandra Bullock.