After cancelling Jupiter’s Legacy, should Netflix give up on superheroes?


The cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy this week – or at least, the confirmation it won’t be going ahead with a second season, but rather a connected show called Supercrooks – wasn’t massively unexpected. That’s partly because we’ve become acclimatized to Netflix cancelling shows, even if they appear to be doing well on the app’s top 10 charts. But Jupiter’s Legacy wasn’t loved by critics, either, even if we thought a second season had a lot of potential based on the first season’s ending

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, the show cost an astonishing $200 million to make. It was a long time coming, too: set photos of the series were leaking out as early as July 2019. It was a massive commitment to a relatively unknown set of superheroes, and it evidently hasn’t paid off enough for Netflix to just go ahead with a second season. 



The cancellation of Jupiter’s Legacy this week – or at least, the confirmation it won’t be going ahead with a second season, but rather a connected show called Supercrooks – wasn’t massively unexpected. That’s partly because we’ve become acclimatized to Netflix cancelling shows, even if they appear to be doing well on the app’s top 10 charts. But Jupiter’s Legacy wasn’t loved by critics, either, even if we thought a second season had a lot of potential based on the first season’s ending

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit, the show cost an astonishing $200 million to make. It was a long time coming, too: set photos of the series were leaking out as early as July 2019. It was a massive commitment to a relatively unknown set of superheroes, and it evidently hasn’t paid off enough for Netflix to just go ahead with a second season. 

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