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WATCH: Aquaman: King of Atlantis animated series gets full trailer and synopsis

September 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We have a trailer and full synopsis for HBO Max’s upcoming animated Aquaman: King of Atlantis series which is due to hit screens before the end of the year.

The show will be a three-part limited series that will focus on Arthur Curry dealing with his new role as the titular king. It will be executive produced by James Wan who directed the first Aquaman movie and is currently working on the sequel.

Let’s address the elephant in the room – the animation style is, well, it’s divisive and the trailer seems to lean more into the silly rather than, as we all hoped, being an actual in-universe DCEU adventure BUT on the flip side, Wan has been doing great things with Aquaman and HBO Max is dedicated to making DC content which rivals any other franchise, so we also have faith in this.

Also, the more I look at this, the more, to me, it feels more in the same vein as Regular Show or Adventure Time, rather than, for example, that recent disastrous Thundercats Ho! series.

Anyways, here’s the synopsis:

The three-part animated mini-series event 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!

Here’s the people behind it:

Aquaman: King of Atlantis is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman and the upcoming Malignant), Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home) and Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing), and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.”

And here’s the trailer:

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