Another key role has been cast for Jupiter's Legacy, Netflix's upcoming superhero series based on Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's comic book of the same name.
Tenika Davis is set to portray Petra Small, a young woman who inherits her father's superhero mantle, the Flare, after he's critically injured. However, as Netflix's description points out, she learns that being a superhero can have lethal consequences.
Casting news for @mrmarkmillar & @stevendeknight's Jupiter Legacy!— NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 8, 2019
Tenika Davis is The Flare, a superhero who takes over the mantle after her father's injury. But in this world, superheroics aren't all fun and games, and often come with a whole bunch of deadly consequences. pic.twitter.com/tVXYWrZ0Mj
Jupiter's Legacy follows the famous children of the world's first superheroes as they struggle to live up to their parents' superhero legacies when a new threat emerges.
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Davis has previously appeared in Saw IV, Jumping the Broom and Lost Girl. She joins a robust Jupiter's Legacy cast that also includes Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Josh Duhamel, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Matt Lanter and Mike Wade, who portrays the original Flare.
Former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will write and direct the first episode and serve as showrunner for the show's first eight-episode season.
While a specific release date still hasn't been announced, Jupiter's Legacy will likely be one of the first Millar-related productions to hit Netflix since the streaming giant bought the writer's Millarworld line of creator-owned comics in 2017.
After the Jupiter's Legacy miniseries hit comic shelves in 2013, it earned solid reviews and spawned a sequel series from Millar and Quitely and a pair of prequel Jupiter's Circle miniseries by Millar, Wilfred Torres, Davide Gianfelice and Chris Sprouse.
Starring Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Josh Duhamel, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Matt Lanter, Tenika Davis and Mike Wade, Jupiter's Legacy is being developed for Netflix.