Wondering if Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix is ok for kids? Jupiter’s Legacy is rated TV-MA for suicide, sex, drug use, language, and violence. This superhero drama series is different than your typical Marvel and DC Comics movies and more like The Boys from Amazon Prime. Here’s what parents need to know in this Jupiter’s Legacy Parents Guide.
Jupiter’s Legacy Parents Guide
After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. The Union members known as Sheldon, The Utopian (Josh Duhamel), his wife, Grace aka Lady Liberty (Leslie Bibb), his brother Walt, Brainwave (Ben Daniels), and 3 others all received their powers from a mysterious source.
However, the young superheroes aren’t so sure they believe in the code their parents do, and some kids have refused to use their powers to be heroes. When supervillains start to gain more power, can The Union survive?
Why is Jupiter’s Legacy TV-MA? Parents need to know there is violence and drug use. There are also several sex scenes, but no extreme nudity.
There is quite a bit of language in Jupiter’s Legacy, especially the use of sh*t and a**. There are also some uses of b*tch, bullsh**, hell, damn, and a couple uses of fu*k. There are also uses of tits, di*k , Jesus Christ, and g-ddamn.
There is a suicide which may be hard to watch. This person also comes back in somewhat of a ghost form with a bloodied face.
One character is addicted to drugs and alcohol and is often seen snorting whatever powder she can find.
There are several sex scenes with characters removing clothing and then thrusting on top of each other. You see a man shirtless and a female in her bra and underwear. Two female characters are also shown having oral sex but you don’t see any body parts. You do see one female on top of a table moaning.
There is a scene in a strip club with several strippers around.
Some of the scenes can be quite violent with heads being sliced off, blood spatterings, killings, stabbings, shootings, etc. It’s no Mortal Kombat, but there is gore.
Is Jupiter’s Legacy Appropriate for Kids Under 16?
My biggest concerns with teens watching Jupiter’s Legacy are the drug use and sexual content. I would recommend it for ages 16 and up. Some tweens may want to watch if they’ve read the comics, but it may be too slow-paced for them.
While there is action and violence sprinkled throughout the series, there is also a lot of story, and sometimes Jupiter’s Legacy doesn’t get to the point. There are a lot of flashbacks between the 1930s and present day, and it’s not that it was hard to follow, it’s that some of the transitions weren’t smooth. So this made me lose interest at times.
I like a good jump from time sequence like in Little Women, but there were too many here. Jupiter’s Legacy does pose some interesting philosophical questions and reminded me a little of Captain America: Civil War. Heroes can disagree on the definition of right and wrong and also how much power they should hold. It’s a good conversation to have with kids.
Some of the character development was lacking for the younger heroes, but the casting was well-done. Jupiter’s Legacy may not be a “let’s binge this in one night” type of show, but there’s enough here to give it a watch.