What’s next for ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ creator at Netflix
- Netflix’s new superhero series “Jupiter’s Legacy” is currently the streamer’s most popular title.
- This bodes well for creator Mark Millar’s Netflix projects, which he updated in a blog post on Thursday.
- Netflix bought the Millar comic book company, Millarworld in 2017.
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The new “Jupiter’s Legacy” superhero TV series debuted on Friday and is currently the streamer’s biggest title.
Series creator, comic book writer Mark Millar, is already busy planning the next installments of his superhero universe for the streaming giant.
The series was the # 1 show or movie in the US on Monday for the third day in a row (Netflix’s daily listings of its most popular content reflect the previous 24 hours and count one view if an account watches at least two minutes of a track). Millar tweeted regularly over the weekend that the series had climbed to number one in the world, especially in Italy and Brazil.
It’s not uncommon for a new Netflix series to dominate its popularity rankings. But the early success of “Jupiter’s Legacy” suggests good things for Millar’s future plans for Millarworld, his comic book company Netflix acquired in 2017.
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In a recent interview, Millar told Insider that he has plans for the next five years from Millarworld to Netflix on a board in his office.
“We have a list of things that are top priorities, and ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ and ‘The Magic Order’ were at the top of the list,” Millar said.
Millar announced in a blog post Thursday that “The Magic Order,” based on the 2018 comic of the same name by Millar and artist Oliver Coipel, is back in active development. Netflix temporarily suspended the series last year as production stalled due to the pandemic.
“A little bit of time gave us a chance to come back with a completely new take on the material, and we should be entering our new writers room very soon,” Millar wrote.
Below are other highlights from Millar’s blog post from last week:
- A six-episode live spy series is in the works. Millar said the writer was “someone I’ve been a huge fan of for two decades, and he’s the only person I’ve approached.” He added that he had “the potential to be one of the greatest franchises I have ever created”.
- The animated series “Super Crooks”, based on Millar’s “superpowered comic book about eight super villains”, will debut later this year.
- The feature films “Empress”, “Huck”, “Sharkey the Bounty Hunter”, “Prodigy” and “Reborn” are all in the works. The latter will be directed by “The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay and star Sandra Bullock.
- Of the previously announced ‘American Jesus’ series, about a boy who discovers he is the resurrected Jesus Christ, Millar wrote: “I am blown away by the creative choices Netflix has made available to us, and d ‘especially since this series will feature Spanish and English. dialogue. “
Millarworld is part of Netflix’s growing efforts to expand its library of genre-heavy franchise and event programming, as competitors like Disney and WarnerMedia focus on their own streaming businesses and leverage their established intellectual property.
Netflix launched two new divisions last year to contribute to this strategy: the Franchise-TV Division headed by Netflix Vice President of International Originals Kelly Luegenbiehl, and the Event / Show-TV Division headed by Vice President of Netflix. the original Peter Friedlander series. “Jupiter’s Legacy” comes under the latter team.
As audiences flocked to “Jupiter’s Legacy” over the weekend, criticism was harsh on the series. He has a critical rating of 39% on Rotten Tomatoes.
“I always felt like I had missed key plot points or character development and kept checking to see if I had skipped episodes,” wrote Dan Feinberg, the reporter for Hollywood.
“For a series on superheroes, ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ moves in what looks like slow motion,” wrote CNN’s Brian Lowry.
Viewers have been nicer in their ratings and the series currently has an audience score of 74% on Rotten Tomatoes.