A series adaptation of the Aqualad comic book You Brought Me the Ocean is in the works at HBO Max, with Charlize Theron engaged to produce.
The series will be a one-hour live-action dramedy inspired by the characters from Alex Sanchez and Jul Maroh’s comic book. The series will revolve around Jackson “Jake” Hyde, a homosexual adolescent living in New Mexico who is still discovering his abilities to breathe underwater and manipulate water. Hyde will also fall in love with his classmate, high school swim captain Kenny Liu, in the series.
Although there are no writers involved in the film at this time, Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, and Andrew Haas of Denver & Delilah Films will serve as executive producers. As of now, no official cast members have been named, and when additional information about the series would be revealed is still kept under wraps.
While Aqualad as a comic book character dates all the way back to the 1960s, the Jackson Hyde version of the character first appeared in the 2010 tale Brightest Day. To put it another way, this new series will be Hyde’s first foray into a live-action world, since the original Aqualad (called Garth) was previously featured in the live-action television series Titans when he was portrayed by Drew Van Acker.