Fresh from the success of directing the biggest movie in the Worlds of DC, James Wan will produce an Aquaman animated mini-series for HBO Max. Aquaman: King of Atlantis will feature a collection of standalone stories that chart his early days as the ruler of Atlantis. The officially released synopsis reveals a few details, and it appears as though the mini-series will be set shortly after the events of the movie.
"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!"
Wan will serve as Executive Producer for the series, but it remains unclear if Aquaman star Jason Momoa will reprise the role and lend his voice to the character. Either way, King of Atlantis is an exciting prospect if it can retain the utterly silly yet enjoyable tone of the movie. The upside is that the ambitious underwater world Wan created can be achieved for a fraction of the cost with animated over live-action. So, we can even more Atlanteans riding even more war sharks, and hundreds of Octopuses playing even bigger drums.
Aquaman was a much-needed jolt of fun into the then DCEU and along with Wonder Woman forged a new brighter path. The Aquaman Universe is rapidly expanding with Wan returning to direct the sequel as well as produce the horror infused spin-off The Trench.