Nearly a year after acquiring Mark Millar’s Millarworld comics label, Netflix has announced plans for two original TV series and three films based on several properties from the publishing label – specifically “American Jesus” and “Jupiter’s Legacy” as series, and “Huck,” “Empress” and “Sharkey The Bounty Hunter” as films.
“American Jesus” follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and maybe raise the dead. The series adaptation would be multi-lingual (both English and Spanish) with Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout serving as co-showrunners.
The series would be multi-lingual, featuring both English and Spanish. Everardo Gout (“Luke Cage”) and Leopoldo Gout (“Zoo,” “Instinct”) will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers.
“Jupiter’s Legacy” is a multi-generational American superhero epic which follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their super powered children struggle to live up to the tales of their exploits.
Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Daredevil”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer and direct the first episode. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott will also executive produce.
On the film front Ted Melfi will pen and Neal H. Moritz will produce “Huck” which is set in a quiet seaside town where a man with special gifts helps out with good deeds. When a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm.
Lindsey Beer (“Sierra Burgess is a Loser”) will pen while Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce “Empress” about the wife of the worst dictator in the galaxy who flees from planet to planet with her children in tow away from him.
Finally, Michael Bacall (“21 Jump Street,” “Scott Pilgrim”) will pen the script for “Sharkey the Bounty Hunter” about a blue-collar bounty hunter tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck and aided by his ten-year-old partner.