HBO announced Wednesday that it has greenlit a three-part animated series titled Aquaman: King of Atlantis for HBO Max. James Wan, the director of the 2018 live-action Aquaman film, will executive produce via his Atomic Monster production company. The announcement was made at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association (TCA) day.
HBO Max’s announcement makes no mention of whether Jason Momoa or any other cast members of the DC live-action film will lend their voices to the show or if it is even tied to it beyond being about Aquaman and Wan being involved.
The official synopsis follows:
“Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the series begins with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis and he’s got a LOT of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident!”
“This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max. “On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures’ box office smash hit, we are certain Aquaman: King of Atlantis will be an exciting addition to our already robust slate of kids and family programming.”
In addition to Aquaman: King of Atlantis, HBO Max’s animation line-up includes Looney Tunes Cartoons, Jellystone, Adventure Time: Distant Lands, Little Ellen, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Rick and Morty, The Boondocks and more.
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Along with Wan, Aquaman: King of Atlantis is executive produced by Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home), Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!).
Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.
Source: IGN.com Aquaman: King of Atlantis Animated Series Announced