Last week, a report surfaced revealing the cast of Netflix's live-action adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's Millarworld comic Jupiter's Legacy. Today, Netflix has officially confirmed the earlier report by releasing the full cast list, along with character breakdowns.
- 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.
The Netflix original series is based on the 2013 comic book written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Frank Quitely. Jupiter's Legacy follows the offspring of the first generation of heroes that saved the world and their children, who are now spoiled pseudo-celebrities with no responsibilities. When one of the first generation heroes decides to take over the world, the kids rise up to stop him.
Two prequel series, titled Jupiter's Circle, were written by Millar with art by Wilfredo Torres. The direct sequel, Jupiter's Legacy 2, debuted in 2016, featuring art by Quitely, Peter Doherty and Rob Miller.