Over the summer it was revealed that Netflix would be adapting a heap of Millarworld projects for series and films. One of them would be a series based on Jupiter’s Legacy and would see Daredevil’s Steven DeKnight as the showrunner.
A multi-generational superhero epic, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. The first season of series will consist of 8, one-hour episodes.
It looks like things are chugging along as friends at ThatHashtagShow have revealed two names they are considering for the lead roles of brothers Sheldon and Walter Sampson. Apparently, Netflix is looking at Aussie Eric Bana (Star Trek, Hulk, Black Hawn Down) and Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, 13 Hours) for those open roles. Adding that Fargo’s Carrie Coons (Avengers: Infinity War, Gone Girl) and Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham) are being eyed for the role of Grace.
Netflix is eyeing an April 2019 start to production and are still deciding on a location, though Chicago and Pittsburgh are thought to be high on their list. With filming a little over 5 months away, the studio is looking to start filling roles for the project and they’ve turned their attention to Eric Bana and Pablo Schreiber to lead the adaptation. Bana and Schreiber would play brothers Sheldon and Walter Sampson, two of those first generation superheroes known as The Utopian and Brainwave, who founded the superhero team known as the Union of Justice. The series will follow the brothers both in the past and in the present day, meaning the actors will need to be “aged” for parts of the show. The show will also feature Sheldon’s wife Grace, aka Lady Liberty, their son Brandon, aka Paragon, and their supermodel daughter Chloe. At this time, Netflix is looking at a list of actresses that includes Morena Baccarin and Carrie Coon for the role of Grace.
These are certainly interesting names to see attached to a Mark Millar project, but Netflix has been able to wrangle talent for their series. Filming could also begin as soon as April if this reporting is accurate.
SOURCE: THAT HASHTAG SHOW