The swift cancellation of Netflix’s new superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy came as a shock to fans and cast members alike. Now more details have emerged as to why the streaming giant decided not to move forward with a second season of the show, which was always believed to be the beginning of the platform’s Millarworld universe.
According to a new in-depth report, it appears that: The Legacy of Jupiter It was highly unlikely that there would be a second season from the get-go due to behind-the-scenes issues plaguing the series. As is already known, the show went through major changes from the start, with showrunner Steven DeKnight being replaced by executive producer Sang Kyu Kim. According to the report, DeKnight and Netflix clashed over budget for the show, with the former advocating $12 million per episode, a hefty price tag for an unestablished show. The streamer eventually topped out at $9 million per episode, but these costs continued to rise to staggering proportions, with a source claiming that Netflix ended up spending $15 million per episode.
Louis Leterrier, the filmmaker behind Netflix’s critically acclaimed dark crystal and Lupine series, was “brought in as a consultant at the eleventh hour” in an effort to sort things out, but sadly reshuffled further, including Bela Bajaria, who took up the mantle as head of global TV and reportedly wanted her own stamp on the series. printing , resulted in too much chaos behind the scenes.
The backstage changes were “seen too late to save the troubled show,” the report claims, and thanks to the production hiatus and extended post-production, the series’ planned $130 million budget had grown to $130 million by the end. 200 million.
The Legacy of Jupiter however, received high ratings, with Nielsen’s streaming ranking reporting that it received “696 million minutes of watch time” in its first week, rising to 1.02 billion minutes of watch time from May 10-16. Unfortunately, even these hugely impressive numbers weren’t enough to justify the budget, especially when the series wasn’t particularly well received by critics. “Unless the show is an undisputed hit, it will fall under the microscope,” someone said The Legacy of Jupiter initiate.
So far, Netflix and Mark Millar have downplayed the show’s cancellation, with the latter even suggesting a second season will eventually come. “Given where we are headed now, we have made the difficult decision to leave our incredible cast out of their show involvement as we continue to carefully develop all the realms of the Jupiter’s Legacy saga,” Millar said in a social media statement. . “We’re confident we’ll come back to it later and would like to thank you for your continued support and the cast and crew who made this look so amazing.”
For now, it looks like an explosive budget and backstage drama has quickly brought an end to Jupiter’s Legacy, but fear not, as the streaming service plans to continue the universe in a spin-off titled super scammers, who will follow a team of thieves, the titular “super crooks”, as they stage a heist after a member tries to cheat the biggest mafia casino in Vegas. This comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter.
Topics: Jupiter’s Legacy, Netflix, Streaming