Jupiter’s Legacy Hit Netflix on May 7th for good anticipation. The show, which adapted the critically acclaimed comics by Mark Millar, was the first project to emerge from the 2017 acquisition of Netflix’s publisher Millarworld. A superhero comic book with a story spanning decades and its predecessors. There are deep characters to draw on, and Netflix sees it as a way to build on its ambitions to create its own universe to compete with the big Disney IPs, Marvel and star warsAnd it will be the cornerstone of Millarworld’s ambitions.
However, on June 2 Jupiter No more, with streamers telling the cast that they̵7;re going to be released when the series garners a 38 percent less-than-stellar critic rating from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
However, the show appears to have fallen victim to a number of factors. Some things are caused by themselves. some things are not And it shows the pain in the origins of building from a highly publicized acquisition.
The series had a lot of trouble from the start, with then-showrunner Steven DeKnight initially asking for at least $12 million per episode from Netflix, according to sources, but streamers encouraged him to keep it lower. 9 million dollars
It wasn’t long before filming for the show found himself over-budgeted and running, with DeKnight never ashamed to speak his mind as the people who worked with him contradicted Netflix’s “reality”. Production was shut down about halfway through the production of eight episodes. DeKnight was replaced by Sang Kyu Kim, who had to tweak the first episode.
The problem didn’t stop there. Even after closed production The show also took over in 2020 in post-production, Louis Leterrier, the filmmaker behind the Netflix acclaimed film. dark crystal and Lupine The series was brought in at eleven hours as a consultant, according to sources. But the move was too late to save the troubled show.
With events taking place now beyond what DeKnight initially asked for. Insiders say he’s proven in some respects.
“Marvel shows are worth $15 to $20 million per episode,” noted a producer working in the comic book space. “If you’re going to do a great superhero show, You must have at least that much.”
It’s unclear how far the final budget goes. Netflix Insider is pegging prices close to $130 million for this season. But with the cost of shutting down production and long post times. Many news sources peg the price to more than $200 million.
To compound the issue, Netflix has been replaced by executives that it sees. JupiterVp green light Cindy Holland’s original content and two senior executives leave the company. Holland was replaced last fall by industry veteran Bela Bajaria. who assumed the position of Head of Global Television As is customary with multiple swaps, any project that is not part of the incoming executive’s portfolio is subject to a thorough scrutiny. “Unless the show is undisputedly popular. It will fall under a microscope,” said one. Jupiter insider
when Jupiter canceled. Some observers speculated that bad metrics were the cause. But a day after the cancellation, Nielsen showed. Jupiter On the streaming chart it generated 696 million minutes of watch time for the week of May 3-9, better than Hulu’s. Maid’s story (690 million) and other original series from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney+ and Jupiter It’s a time when members are visible on Netflix’s top 10 public charts, although the metric is vague as it’s unclear whether it’s measuring fully watched episodes or smaller samples, or just acting as a visibility contributor.
Millar and Netflix broke up saying Jupiter Turning into a universe with a new live-action series — based on the unrelated Millar cartoon in the title. Super Crooks — Received an order set and placed it under Jupiter Umbrella. Many rival executives question why you’d commit yourself to a failed launch, but others noted that it helped the company gauge the initial awareness tide generated by the company. Jupiter while still allowing Bajaria — between Super Crooks and revitalizing previously deprived projects. magic order — to put her own stamp on Millarworld.
Some say the fate of Jupiter’s Legacy Netflix has revealed that Millarworld, despite having a creative IP factory in Millar, lacks a seasoned producer or executive who can really control the division. Netflix insiders are adamant that the company invests in Millarworld over the long term, noting that creating Franchising takes time and even a brand that is highly regarded. star wars and DC tripped.
So, is there anyone who’s watching the show? Netflix hasn’t said that, and viewers may have to wait until Super Crooks arrived to find