Tenika Davis is set for a key recurring role in Jupiter’s Legacy, the superhero epic series from Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) based on the stories by Mark Millar.
Jupiter’s Legacy is among the first slate of series and movies based on the stories of Millar and based on the graphic novels of the same name by Millar and artist Frank Quitely.
The series follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. Now, in present day, they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. READ MORE
Tenika Davis is The Flare, a superhero who takes over the mantle after her father's injury. But in this world, superheroics aren't all fun and games, and often come with a whole bunch of deadly consequences. pic.twitter.com/tVXYWrZ0Mj
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 8, 2019
TENIKA DAVIS JOINS NETFLIX’S JUPITER’S LEGACY
Tenika Davis has been cast as the younger Flare in Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy television series. Davis’ character is the daughter of the original Flare (played by Timeless’ Mike Wade).
“Tenika Davis is The Flare, a superhero who takes over the mantle after her father’s injury,” reads Netflix’s description of the character. “But in this world, superheroics aren’t all fun and games, and often come with a whole bunch of deadly consequences.”
Davis previously appeared on Syfy’s Incorporated, Bravo’s 19-2, and CBC’s The Book of Negroes.
Based on the Image Comics title by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is being overseen by Daredevil season one showrunner Steven DeKnight.
JUPITER’S LEGACY ADDS TENIKA DAVIS IN KEY RECURRING ROLE AS A SECOND GENERATION SUPERHERO
Netflix continues to create separation between Marvel (Disney+ will be the new home of Marvel Television) and DC (the Arrowverse shows are expected to make the jump to DC Universe and forthcoming Warner Media streaming platform) with adaptations of lesser known comics like The Umbrella Academy, Locke & Key and Warrior Nun.
The streaming platform has doubled down on titles from Mark Millar’s Millarworld comic book imprint with television adaptations of Supercrooks, American Jesus, and Jupiter’s Legacy in various stages of development. Film adaptations of Empress, Sharkey the Bounty Hunter and Huck are also in the works.
On the TV side, Jupiter’s Legacy is furthest along, with Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade and Matt Lanter set to star. Per Deadline, Tenika Davis is the latest addition to the cast. Davis will play Petra Small, the second generation Flare (the first generation is pictured above) and daughter of the original, played by Wade. In the comics, The Flare has a son named Peter.
Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Daredevil, Pacific Rim: Uprising) is serving as showrunner and will direct the pilot.