'Aquaman: King of Atlantis': Release date, spoilers and all about HBO Max series

'Aquaman: King of Atlantis': Release date, spoilers and all about HBO Max series
A still from 'Aquaman: King of Atlantis' (HBO Max)

Aquaman has been one of the iconic superheroes in the DC Universe and the character is all set to star in an animated miniseries titled, 'Aquaman: King of Atlantis'. The three-part series is all set to debut in October on HBO Max and details about the show has been slowly trickling in. With a runtime of 45 minutes, these episodes follow the journey of Arthur Curry as the king of the mythical and famed kingdom of Atlantis.


And while we wait for the animated series to make its debut, you can check out these titles on HBO Max: 'Zack Snyder's Justice League', 'Titans' and 'Cry Macho'.


Release date and where to watch

'Aquaman: King of Atlantis' releases October 14, 2021, on HBO Max. The miniseries will also air on Cartoon Network as part of the ACME Night block. Those who are not subscribed to the OTT platform yet can avail the $15/month plan. In case, you are not in the United States, you can use VPN to stream the show. 


The quirky adventure may have connections to the live movie that was released in 2018, however, it isn't in the same universe. In the miniseries, Aquaman will have his hands full as he attempts to defend Atlantis, as Ocean Master (Snyder) tries to steal the throne. 


The official synopsis reads: "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!"



Cooper Andrews voices Aquaman

Andrews is best known for playing Jerry in AMC's The Walking Dead' franchise. The 36-year-old has also worked behind the camera as a boom operator, stunt coordinator, and assistant director. Some of his works include 'Shazam!', 'Den of Thieves', and 'Limitless'. 

Cooper Andrews (Getty Images)


Gillian Jacobs as Mera

The American actress plays Mera in the animated series. She is best known for her roles as Britta Perry in NBC's 'Community' and Mickey Dobbs on Netflix's romantic comedy series. 'Love'. Thomas Lennon as Vulko, and Dana Snyder as Ocean Master round up the rest of the cast.

Gillian Jacobs (Getty Images)



Based on the DC characters, Aquaman: King of Atlantis is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman, 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.



The trailer gives a look at Curry's hilarious journey as the King of Atlantis and his fight against the forces that threaten his underwater kingdom. The ride-through won't be that simple. Lucky for him, he has Mera and Vulko by his side to be the king Atlantis deserves. 




Talking about the series, Sarah Aubrey, head of original content for HBO Max, said in a statement: "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."


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