“Daredevil” and “Spartacus” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has stepped down from the same role on Netflix’s upcoming superhero series “Jupiter’s Legacy” based on the Mark Millar comic of the same name.
The series follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in the present day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Matt Lanter and Mike Wade star. DeKnight also wrote and directed the first episode of the series and was executive producing with Millar, Quitely, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott.
DeKnight’s departure comes half-way through production of the eight-episode first season with filming on about four episodes having been completed. The exit is said to be over creative differences and a search for a replacement is underway.
Interestingly there are no plans for the production to go on hiatus, the aim is for a smooth transition and when the new person comes onboard, the creative team will examine the existing footage and set a creative direction before any decisions are made on potential reshoots.
DeKnight has been under a multi-year overall deal with Netflix, and talks about its future are currently underway.