HBO Max developing Aqualad origin story You Brought Me the Ocean

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It looks as though HBO Max and Charlize Theron are teaming up for an adaptation of the Aqualad graphic novel, You Brought Me the Ocean.

According to Variety, The one-hour dramedy will be based on the graphic novel by Alex Sanchez and Jul Maroh. The series will follow Jackson “Jake” Hyde, a gay teenager in New Mexico with an inexplicable feeling of being drawn to the ocean. As he learns he has the power to control water, he’s also falling in love with the high school swim captain, Kenny Liu.

The new project has no writer as of yet, but Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix, Beth Kono, and Andrew Haas of Denver & Delilah Films will serve as executive producers.

This version of Aqualad originally debuted in Young Justice, and jumped into the comics in Brightest Day #4.

No word as of yet on a production schedule or what the final name of the series will be. HBO Max is also currently producing series Doom Patrol, the animated Harley Quinn series, and Titans. Also in development are series based on the Green Lantern Corps, Arkham Asylum, and the Penguin.

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