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Netflix confirms cast and releases character descriptions for ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ adaptation

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s Millarworld comic just got real.

After a report last week leaked the cast of Netflix’s upcoming live-action series adaptation of Jupiter’s Legacy, the rumors were swirling. Well rumors, swirl no more — Monday Netflix officially announced the cast for Mark Millar and Frank Quietly’s Millarworld comic adaptation. Full details below.

JOSH DUHAMEL is Sheldon Sampson.

Sheldon Sampson (The Utopian) is the storied leader of the superhero team The Union. But times have changed, and he doesn’t understand the world we live in anymore. Or his own family.

BEN DANIELS is Walter Sampson.

Walter Sampson (Brain-Wave) is Sheldon’s older brother. A man of vast intellect and cunning who, unlike Sheldon, isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Or bloody.

LESLIE BIBB is Grace Sampson.

Grace Sampson (Lady Liberty) is Sheldon’s wife and one of the most powerful heroes on the planet. She doesn’t always agree with Sheldon, but strives to balance his ideals with the reality of the modern, often violent, world they live in.

ELENA KAMPOURIS is Chloe Sampson.

Chloe Sampson is Grace and Sheldon’s daughter. Rejecting everything her parents stand for, Chloe has forged her own hedonistic path far away from them. A path that threatens to go against everything her parents have sworn to protect.

ANDREW HORTON is Brandon Sampson.

Brandon Sampson is Grace and Sheldon’s son. In training to assume the mantle of The Utopian and become the new leader of The Union, he struggles to live up to his father’s mythic legend.

MIKE WADE is Fitz Small.

Fitz Small (The Flare) is the heart and soul of The Union. Despite suffering injuries that ended his career as a superhero, he continues to be one of the most valued members of the team. And is often the only thing holding them together in the face of an increasingly hostile world.

MATT LANTER is George Hutchence.

George Hutchence (Skyfox) was Sheldon Sampson’s closest friend and ally before turning against him and the rest of his teammates in The Union. Now considered the greatest supervillain in the world, George plots his revenge on the teammates he believes betrayed him.

Netflix’s adaptation is based on Millar and Quietly’s 2013 graphic novel that follows a multi-generational conflict between a team of superheroes known as the Union, who first gained their powers in the 1930s. In present day their children, are daunted and struggling with the the prospect of living up to their parents’ legendary legacy.

Steven S. DeKnight is serving as series showrunner, executive producer, and will also write and direct the first episode. Millar, Quietly, Dan McDermott, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura will also executive produce.

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