HBO Max announced today at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association (TCA) day, James Wan will serve as executive producer for Aquaman: King of Atlantis, an animated three-part miniseries that will recount Arthur Curry’s first day as the undersea ruler.
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!
King of Atlantis will be Wan’s third project
with DC; in addition to directing 2018
Aquaman movie, he acted as executive producer on the short-lived Swamp Thing series for WarnerMedia’s DC Universe streaming service. Wan is currently developing an
Aquaman sequel, as well as a Trench spinoff.
“This DC property is a fan-favorite, rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said HBO Max Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey. “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.”
Each of the standalone episodes will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep.
HBO Max Reveals Details on Aquaman: King of Atlantis