Wan directed 2018’s “Aquaman” live-action film, which starred Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman. He’s also attached to direct the big-screen sequel, which is slated for release in December 2022.
The new series is based on the DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. Each standalone episode will have a discrete storyline following the adventures of Aquaman, protector of the deep.
“This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at 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.”
Here is HBO Max’s official description:
“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!”
“Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ is executive produced by Wan, 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”) are co-showrunners and co-executive producers.
HBO Max an upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia. It is expected to debut in May 2020.