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'Aquaman: King of Atlantis' to reign supreme with new HBO Max animated mini-series executive produced by James Wan

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Thu, Jan 16th 2020 09:40 am
`Aquaman: King of Atlantis` image courtesy of WarnerMedia.
"Aquaman: King of Atlantis" image courtesy of WarnerMedia.

Innovative animated special featuring iconic characters from blockbuster DC film & comic books

HBO Max, on Wednesday at its WarnerMedia Television Critics Association day, announced a greenlight for a three-part animated miniseries, “Aquaman: King of Atlantis,” which will be executive produced by James Wan (“Aquaman” and the upcoming “Malignant”) through his Atomic Monster production company.

Based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, each of the standalone episodes will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep.

“Aquaman: King of Atlantis” joins HBO Max’s animation lineup that includes “Looney Tunes” cartoons, “Jellystone,” “Adventure Time: Distant Lands,” “Little Ellen,” “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai,” “Rick and Morty” and “The Boondocks.”

“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.”

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 advisers 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!

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