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Three-Part Aquaman Miniseries Is Coming To HBO Max

Three-Part Aquaman Miniseries Is Coming To HBO Max

Warner Bros will be developing an animated Aquaman miniseries for the HBO Max streaming service, it has been announced.

The three-part Aquaman: King of Atlantis will be executive produced by James Wan, who directed the live-action version starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman.

Wan will also be working on the film's sequel which is set for a December 2022 release.

James Wan will be working on the miniseries as well as the sequel to Aquaman. Credit: PA
James Wan will be working on the miniseries as well as the sequel to Aquaman. Credit: PA
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But more about the miniseries. Of course, it will be 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.

Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max said: "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."

According to WarnerMedia, 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.

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The live action adaptation starred Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment
The live action adaptation starred Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures/DC Entertainment

According to The Wrap, when it comes to the film, the second instalment to the fishy franchise will be released 16 December 2022.

All the characters will be making a comeback including Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

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The plot-line follows Arthur Curry, aka the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, as he steps forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Not only were the fans delighted with the original adventure flick, but the critics were impressed too, hailing the film a 'fun and wild ride' and 'a step in the right direction' for Marvel's key competitor.

The film, released in the UK in November 2018, became the biggest DC film since The Dark Knight Rises - which earned itself $1.08 billion (£828m) back in 2012.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros/DC Entertainment

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Aquaman

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