Aquaman: King of Atlantis
Genre
Based on
Developed by
  • Victor Courtright
  • Marly Halpern-Graser
Directed byKeith Pakiz
Starring
ComposerMatthew Janszen[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes3
Production
Executive producers
Running time45 min.
Production companies
Original release
Network
ReleaseOctober 14 (2021-10-14) –
October 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)

Aquaman: King of Atlantis is an American three-part animated mini-series produced by James Wan for the streaming service HBO Max (now Max), based on the DC Comics character Aquaman.[2] The series is produced by DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Atomic Monster. It is set after the events of Wan's 2018 DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film Aquaman,[3][4] but is not canonical to the DCEU.[5]

The miniseries began on October 14, 2021, and subsequent episodes were released on a weekly basis.[6] It also aired as a feature-length film on Cartoon Network on May 14, 2022;[7] the movie version was later released on DVD on June 21.[8][9] It was originally set to air as part of the ACME Night block.

The miniseries was removed from HBO Max in August 2022.[10]

Premise

Alongside trusted allies Mera and Vulko, King Aquaman faces unscrupulous surface dwellers, ancient evils from beyond time, and his half-brother's attempts to overthrow him all to prove that he's the right man for the throne.

Voice cast

Main

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten and storyboarded byOriginal air date
1"Chapter I: Dead Sea"[11]Keith PakizVictor Courtright, Marly Halpern-Graser, Drew Applegate, Matt Bolinger, Roxann Cole, David Davis, Rose Feduk, Jack Kaiser McGee, Nora Meek and Marie LumOctober 14, 2021 (2021-10-14)
On his first day as king of Atlantis, Aquaman must prove he's the right man for the job; luckily, Vulko is ready with just the right mission: investigating a distant outpost that no one has heard from in years.
2"Chapter II: Primordeous"[11]Keith PakizVictor Courtright, Marly Halpern-Graser, Bryan Condon, Drew Applegate, Matt Bolinger, Roxann Cole, David Davis, Rose Feduk, Jack Kaiser McGee, Nora Meek, Marie LumOctober 21, 2021 (2021-10-21)
Aquaman's reputation is under attack, but no one in Atlantis is taking him seriously; to win his subjects over, he sets out on a journey that leads him straight into a horror-tinged mystery.
3"Chapter III: Tidal Shift"[11]Keith PakizVictor Courtright, Marly Halpern-Graser, Laura Streebny, Matt Bolinger, Roxann Cole, David Davis, Rose Feduk, Jack Kaiser McGee, Nora Meek, Marie LumOctober 28, 2021 (2021-10-28)
Aquaman discovers the two crystals he acquired earlier warp the fabric of space and time, and could be used to destroy the world.

Production

A three-part animated mini-series based on the DC Comics character Aquaman was announced in January 2020.[12] James Wan, who directed the 2018 live-action film and its upcoming 2023 sequel, serves as executive producer. The miniseries premiered on HBO Max.[12][13][14] The characters Mera, Vulko, and Ocean Master also appear in the series.[15][1][16] The series aired on Cartoon Network on May 14, 2022.[17] It was originally going to air as part of the ACME Night block. Aquaman: King of Atlantis was released on October 14, 2021.[18]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Courtright and Halpern-Graser are co-executive producers.

References

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