Less than a month after the debut of Jupiter’s legacyNetflix announced that they would be canceling their adaptation of the Mark Millar comic series. While some assumed declining viewership was to blame, Nielsen launched a report what he placed Jupiter’s legacy at the top of the streaming charts for original series May 3-9. With 696 million minutes of viewing time, the series outperformed shows like The Handmaid’s Tale, Star Wars: The Bad Lot, and even Netflix Shadow and bone.
A new report from THR has shed some light on the reasoning behind canceling Jupiter’s legacy, and it looks like the writing might have been on the wall all along. Jupiter’s legacy It was originally developed under showrunner Steven DeKnight, who had asked Netflix for a budget of around $ 12 million per episode. However, Netflix forced him to agree to a budget of $ 9 million per episode, but it wasn’t long before the series was plagued with delays and went over budget anyway. Knight then left the series midway due to “creative differences“and was replaced by Sang Kyu Kim. Once production on the first season ended, Netflix hired Louis Leterrier as a consultant for the long period of post-production, but by that time, costs had skyrocketed to what sources say. that exceeded $ 200 million. Not exactly a small part of the change. In addition to budget problems, the Netflix executive who green-lighted the series in the first place left the company and was replaced. The new executive naturally examined any project that they themselves had not given the green light, and an insider told THR that “Unless the show is an undisputed success, it will fall under the microscope.“
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As we know, Netflix has tried to downplay the cancellation of Jupiter’s legacy, only saying that they had released the cast from their commitments and that the show would not continue as an ongoing series. The series will be replaced by a Mark Millar adaptation Super thieves, which mixes with the world of Jupiter’s legacy. The project is still in the early stages, so it is not yet clear if any characters from Jupiter’s legacy I want to cross. The series will follow a “A gang of supervillains, scammers, petty thieves and legbreakers coming together for the heist of the century and the most outrageous crime story you’ve ever seen.“