HBO Max has released the trailer for Aquaman: King of Atlantis, a three-part animated miniseries starring the DC superhero. The voice of Aquaman in the new special is actor Cooper Andrews, whose fans of The living Dead will recognize him for his role as Jerry, a fan favorite and right-hand man of King Ezekiel (Khary Payton). You can watch the new trailer below.
The official HBO Max logline for Aquaman: King of Atlantis reads: “The three-part animated miniseries event kicks off with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis and he has A LOT to catch up on. Fortunately, he has his two royal advisors to assist him – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water-ruling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time, and his own half-brother Ocean Master seeking to overthrow him, Aquaman will have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident!”
Star Cooper Andrews is probably best known for playing Jerry on The living Dead, a character who became a fan favorite shortly after his introduction in Season 7. He also has experience working with DC as the actor previously joined the DCEU as Victor Vasquez in the 2019 hit Shazam! with Zachary Levi and Asher Angel. He will reprise the role in the upcoming sequel Shazam! Anger of the Gods which is set for a June 2023 release. That movie was filmed recently.
Along with Andrews as Aquaman, Aquaman: King of Atlantis also includes the voice talents of Gillian Jacobs (Community) as warrior princess Mera, Thomas Lennon (Reno 911) as mentor Vulko and Dana Snyder (jelly stone!) as Aquaman’s half-brother Ocean Master. Victor Courtright (ThunderCats roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) serve as showrunners and co-executive producers. James Wan executive produces together with Michael Clear of Atomic Monster (Annabelle comes home), Rob Hackett (Swamp thing), and Sam Register (Teen Titans go!).
“This DC property is a fan favorite, rich with familiar characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max. “On the heels of the Warner Bros. Pictures blockbuster”[[[[Aquarius], we are sure Aquaman: King of Atlantis will be an exciting addition to our already robust range of kids and family programs.”
Meanwhile, the story of Aquaman in the DCEU continues on the big screen next year. Right now, shooting is underway for the upcoming live-action movie sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Directed by James Wan, the film brings Jason Momoa back to play his incarnation of Aquaman after the smashing success of the original. Several other returning stars are also returning, including Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. Wan recently revealed our first look at Momoa’s return.
You can stream Aquaman: King of Atlantis – Chapter 1 on October 14 on HBO Max. Andrews can also be seen in the eleventh and final season of The living Dead, and if he survives, maybe Jerry will show up in the upcoming spin-off Daryl & Carol. Meanwhile, for more of the Aquaman character, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will also premiere in theaters on December 16, 2022.