With great power comes great responsibility. And with great parents comes a difficult legacy to live up to.

In Jupiter’s Legacy, the second-ever generation of superheroes struggles to live up to their parents’ legendary reputations. Check out the teaser trailer for the series below.

The new Netflix series is based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. In the Jupiter’s Legacy world, heroes first received their superpowers in the 1930s. Now in the present day, they’re revered figures in society. But that status makes replacing them all the more difficult for the next generation.

We don’t get to see much about the series from the teaser. (Or I guess you could say we don’t get to see anything, since it’s a voiceover.) But the original comics list Star Wars, King Kong, and Roman mythology as influences. So it sounds like a pretty promising mix for a new series.

Here’s the official description for Jupiter’s Legacy from Netflix:

After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. 

The series stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.

The eight-episode season premieres May 7 on Netflix.

Jupiter's Legacy

So, are you intrigued by this teaser for Jupiter’s Legacy? Or are you a fan of the comics who’s been waiting for an adaptation? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: Netflix