I’ve always thought Josh Duhamel would make a perfect superhero. His chiseled looks are quite immortal-looking. And now, he is in the new Netflix superhero drama “Jupiter’s Legacy” based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.
From show creator Steven S. DeKnight (“Pacific Rim: Uprising,” “Spartacus,” “Daredevil,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”), Duhamel stars as Sheldon Sampson aka The Utopian, the leader of the Union.
I spoke with the actor to talk about his role, and the superhero connection to the American ideal of equality, opportunity, the American dream.
You will fall in love with Lady Liberty in the show. She’s a tough mom but an even tougher superhero. And Leslie Bibb played her perfectly! I sat down with the actress to talk about her attraction to the series and her fantastic superhero outfit!
CHLOE, BRANDON AKA THE PARAGON, HUTCH:
You will either fall in love or hate Elena Kampouris’ Chloe Sampson, the daughter of Sheldon (The Utopian) and Grace (Lady Liberty). She’s a bad girl here but I think you’ll understand her motivation.
And then there’s her brother Brandon aka The Paragon played by Andrew Horton. He loves their father and wants to continue to fight and protect the code but The Utopian’s old school ways may not gel with the society we’re in right now.
Throwing some drama is Ian Quinlan’s Hutch, the son of George Hutchence aka Skyfox.
Take a look at my interview with the actors who play Chloe, The Paragon, and Hutch.
WALTER SAMPSON AKA BRAINWAVE/GEORGE HUTCHENCE AKA SKYFOX:
Ben Daniels is the quiet but powerful Uncle Walter Sampson aka Brainwave while Matt Lanter stars as the mysterious George Hutchence aka Skyfox. Take a look at my fun interview with the actors as they talk about the show’s themes and their characters.
PETRA SMALL AKA THE FLARE II/FITZ SMALL AKA THE FLARE:
Mike Wade and Tenika Davis star as the father-daughter superhero team Fitz Small aka The Flare and Petra Small aka The Flare II, respectively. Take a look at my interview with the actors about their characters and why do we need a new breed of superheroes.