Netflix has a fascination for adapting TV shows centered around dysfunctional families. Sometimes these families are superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) and sometimes they’re tormented by ghosts and demons (The Haunting of Hill House, Locke and Key). That’s not to say that this content is unwelcome, all the examples we mentioned are thoroughly enjoyable. Their upcoming show Jupiter’s Legacy is another instance of what is quickly becoming a sub-genre of family dramas with a supernatural or superhero element.
Based on the comic by Mark Millar, author of ‘Kickass’, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the super-powered children of superheroes in their struggle to live up to the legacy of their parents.
The recently released trailer for the show promises a fun ride for fans of the genre. Check it out here before the show drops to Netflix on Friday, May 7.