The Utopian finally opens up.
Josh Duhamel opened up about Netflix’s cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that Jupiter’s Legacy was cancelled after only one season. However, Netflix plans to develop more Millarworld projects, having bought the label in 2017. In fact, a Supercrooks series is currently in development at the streaming giant.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Josh Duhamel, who portrayed Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian finally opened up about the series’ cancellation, given the abrupt nature of it all concluding on a cliffhanger:
“You know, it’s just disappointing, I’m not gonna lie. We all worked very hard on that and promoted it very hard and thought we made a really good show, and I think [with] the audience, it performs so well and continues to do really well. We were a little bit surprised by it not getting renewed. For me, I never saw it going more than two or three seasons because that would have fulfilled whatever graphic novels were written for it. And that second season was going to be so much fun because it had the makings of this modern tragedy where some pretty dark stuff happens to The Utopian. And I was excited creatively to do that. I’m not sure the reasoning for it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have done it, and I think we all did a really good job on it. But this is the way of the business, you take your lumps. Just because you got something great, it can be undone. You have to kind of roll with it. It’s disappointing.
The first (and now only) season of Jupiter’s Legacy wasn’t warmly received by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series sits at a 38% approval rating from critics from a total of 48 reviews with an average score of 5.3/10.
Were you disappointed to see Jupiter’s Legacy get cancelled after one season? Sound off in the comments below. Meanwhile, here’s the synopsis for the series:
After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.
Developed by Stephen S. DeKnight, the series stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.
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