By Sydney Bucksbaum
January 15, 2020 at 06:00 PM EST
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It’s time to dive back into the world of Aquaman.

At the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, the new WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max announced that it has greenlit an animated series titled Aquaman: King of Atlantis.

The three-part mini-series will be executive produced by James Wan, the man behind the 2018 smash hit, through his Atomic Monster production company, and based on the classic DC Comics character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris.

Each of the standalone episodes will have its own storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep. Beginning with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis, “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!”

Jasin Boland/ © DC Comics/Warner Bros.

There’s no word yet on who will voice the titular aquatic superhero played by Jason Momoa in the film universe.

Along with Wan, the series is executive produced by Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear (Annabelle Comes Home), Rob Hackett (Swamp Thing) and Sam Register (Teen Titans Go!). Victor Courtright (ThunderCats Roar!) and Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) will serve as showrunners and co-executive producers.

A premiere date has not yet been set for Aquaman: King of Atlantis. HBO Max launches this spring.

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