Deadline reports that Netflix and Jupiter’s Legacy showunner Stephen DeKnight have parted ways as he exits the Millarworld series, which is in still production.
Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in present-day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
They’re claiming it being over creative differences but the series is currently shooting in Toronto. As filming is at the half-way point it doesn’t look like they’ll be pausing the production.
There is a change at the helm of Netflix’s upcoming epic superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, I have learned. Steven S. DeKnight has stepped down as showrunner over creative differences. Search is underway for a replacement.
Sources say there are no plans for the series to go on hiatus until a new showrunner is named, with efforts made for continuous production and a smooth transition. When that person comes onboard, the new creative team will likely examine the existing footage and set a creative direction before any decisions are made on possible reshoots.
DeKnight is likely best known as the showrunner on the first season of Daredevil after replacing Drew Goddard and directed Pacific Rim: Uprising after Guillermo del Toro exited.
Netflix had hoped that the Millarworld projects would fill the void left when Marvel Television exited. Coming out of the gate with a clunker likely wouldn’t be the greatest sign for other Millarworld series and films in the works.