The comic book world has a long tradition of passing the mantle from veteran superheroes to their fledgling protegees. We can see this onscreen now in Marvel’s ongoing
From the press release:
After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards.
The trailer focuses on the relationship between storied hero Sheldon Sampson (Josh Duhamel) and his adult children Chloe (Elena Kampouris) and Brandon (Andrew Horton). After nearly a century of keeping the people of Earth from harm, Sheldon now expects his kids to operate similarly. Granted, Chloe seems assured that not even Sheldon could live (or has lived) up to his own standards.
We also get brief snippets about the origin of Sheldon (a.k.a. The Utopian) and his cohort’s powers; the trailer ominously teases the long-ago events “on the island” that turned a group of mere mortals into superhuman beings. (This group would then bear the name The Union). More will reveal as the series approaches, and we’re looking forward to unwrapping some of these mysteries once it hits Netflix on May 7.