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James Wan Producing Animated Aquaman Limited Series For HBO Max

January 16, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Aquaman Arthur Mera Image Credit: Warner Bros.

James Wan is delving back into the world of Aquaman even before he picks up production on the live action sequel, executive producing an animated series for HBO Max. THR reports that Wan, who directed and wrote the story for the live-action Aquaman, will serve as EP on a three-episode series Aquman: King of Atlantis which will premiere on the upcoming streaming service.

THR describes the series as follows:

The three-part series…will open as Aquaman takes the throne of the underseas kingdom for the first time and discovers that it’s not easy being in charge — especially with a half-brother trying to take Atlantis for himself, surface dwellers causing problems under the sea and ancient evils threatening danger perpetually. If Aquaman is to prove that he’s the right one for the job, he’ll have to learn some new skills and trust in the advice offered by scholar Vulko and Mera, the water-controlling princess who also happens to be the hero’s on-again, off-again love interest.

HBO Max head of original content Sarah Aubrey said of the news, “This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines. 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.”

Aquman was a huge performer for Warner Bros., with $1.146 billion worldwide. A sequel is set to release on December 16th, 2022 and Wan is also developing a spinoff centered on The Trench, the creatures who attacked Arthur and Mera in the film.