Aquaman is coming back for another adventure. And it’s not just Jason Mamoa’s big screen version either. That famous denizen of the sea is getting his very own animated three-part kid’s special on HBO Max. And Aquaman: King of Atlantis‘ first promo shows even the mightiest heroes have slip-ups their first day on the job.
In fairness to Aquaman, it must be very hard to sit on a throne under water. Not a great start to his reign though. But while that might not be how any king wants to look in front of his subjects, that tone should make for a very fun special. It looks like a story with both big laughs and big stakes. This is the trilogy’s official synopsis from Warner Bros. Animation.
“It’s the undersea adventure of a lifetime! The fate of Aquaman’s people, his home, and the entire world is in the hands (trident?) of the new king of Atlantis. With monstrous creatures, devious foes, and epic battles, get ready for this super-powered special event”
His first day as ruler will also see Aquaman “dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him.” So much for easing into the job.
The special will also follow Aquaman’s royal advisor Vulko as well as the “warrior-princess Mera and a fun roster of characters.” Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) voices Aquaman, Gillian Jacobs (Community) plays Mera. Thomas Lennon (Reno 911) stars as as Vulko. And Dana Snyder (Jellystone!) joins them as the Ocean Master.
James Wan serves as executive producer on the three-part mini-series from WarnerMedia Kids & Family and DC. (The director behind the live-action film and its upcoming sequel clearly can’t stop having fun in the seven seas.) Showrunners Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) also serve as executive producers.
Aquaman: King of Atlantis splashes onto HBO Max Thursday, October 14. That first day might not go great for the ruler of the oceans, but it should be a good one for fans.