WB is certainly throwing everything it can at this HBO Max venture. We’ve already heard about a new Adventure Time miniseries, a Boondocks revival and a Gremlins cartoon, as well as several DC-related projects. Today we learned about another one: the three-part animated miniseries Aquaman: King Of Atlantis.
Executive-produced by James Wan, the mini is set at the beginning of Arthur Curry’s life as king of Atlantis. Newly crowned, he has a lot of adjustments to make in his life, like watching his back for invading monsters and scheming power-hungry relatives.
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,” says 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.”
We wish we could show you a video or at least a screenshot from this project, but WB released nothing except the logo. It’ll have to do for now. Aquaman: King Of Atlantis has no release date set yet.