Last week, a report indicated Netflix was looking to cast Josh Duhamel (Transformers) and Elena Kampouris (Summer Night) in its adaptation of Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy. Now, a new report seems to confirm those castings and the addition of four more actors to the series.
According to Collider, Duhamel will reportedly star as Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian, with Kampouris playing his daughter, Chloe Sampson. Other additions to the series reportedly include Leslie Bibb as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty (Iron Man), Andrew Horton as Brandon Sampson (The Exorcist), Ben Daniels as Walter Sampson (How to Talk to Girls at Parties) and Matt Lanter as George Hutchence (Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
The Utopian and Lady Liberty gained their powers from aliens and are the final two superheroes that still maintain secret identities. Although powerful, their two children -- Brandon and Chloe -- prefer using their superhero status to gain celebrity. Walter, their uncle, has the power to create psychic illusions, and he often butts heads with his brother, especially on the subject of their roles in world affairs.
Outside of the Sampson family is Hutchence, also known as Skyfox. He was formerly Sheldon's best friend, though the two had a falling out before the events of the comics. The hero possesses super strength and is able to fly. He also works as an inventor.
Jupiter's Legacy is based on the 2013 comic of the same name. The series lasted for 10 issues. It later received a follow-up titled Jupiter's Circle, which ran for 12 issues. Jupiter's Legacy is the first live-action Millarworld production developed by Netflix. Other Millarworld properties in development include American Jesus, Prodigy, Empress, Sharkey the Bounty Hunter and Huck.
There's currently no release date for Jupiter's Legacy, which will be written by Mark Miller with Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) serving as showrunner.