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Aquaman TV Pilot: Spoilers Page

Spoilers Round-Up
We've collated a list of what we know will be in the Aquaman TV pilot, based on material from various sources (AquamanTV, KryptonSite, the Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, and Variety, among others).

Here's what we know as of this time. Keep in mind that spoilers are often speculation and details could change between now and the airing date (should Aquaman even hit the air).

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Episode #1-0: Series Pilot
Written & Created By: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar
Directed By: Greg Beeman
Cast: Justin Hartley(Arthur/A.C.), Lou Diamond Phillips (Tom Curry), Amber McDonald (Eva), Daniella Wolters (Atlanna), Denise Quinones (Rachel), Adrianne Palicki (Nadia), Graham Bentz (Young A.C.), Ving Rhames (McCaffery), Rick Peters (Admiral Brigman)
New material added to this page February 3, 2006

  • Creators Millar and Gough are hoping to create "a grounded version of the Aquaman mythology." The focus will be on an Arthur Curry who "knows what he wants to do with his life, which is to protect the oceans."
  • Curry will have some superpowers, though he's only still beginning to understand them. Powers will include breathing underwater and super-strength underwater. Even a little bit of water will enhance his power, which will allow the producers to explore some stories on land.
  • WB Entertainment's David Janollari said that when work on the Smallville episode "Aqua" progressed, "it became clear there was a WB series in Aquaman... potentially the next-generation hit for us in the vein of Smallville."
  • Alan Ritchson, who played "A.C." in the Smallville episode "Aqua," was not approached to play the role. "He did a wonderful job on the show, but this is going to be a different version of the 'Aquaman' legend," Executive Producer Alfred Gough said in the November 14 Variety. The pilot "will be different than what you saw on Smallville. That was our out-of-town trial version."
  • The Florida Keys and the nearby Bermuda Triangle may be locations and settings that will come into play in an Aquaman series. Also, don't look for the show to necessarily be called Aquaman. "There's a mystery surrounding the disappearance of (Curry's) mother and the Bermuda Triangle," Gough told Variety, adding that other weird occurrences related to the Triangle will provide plotlines.
  • It was also revealed that Arthur will live with his adopted father, an officer with the Coast Guard.
  • The Hollywood Reporter describes the Aquaman project as "a contemporary reinterpretation of the character who lives in the deep sea and enlists sharks and other oceanic creatures to help him in his crime-fighting endeavors."
  • The Arthur character at this point will be in his early twenties. Casting notices have gone out for the role, looking for the following: Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman): 18-24 years old. Blond or light brown hair, drop dead handsome with an incredible swimmer's body...SERIES REGULAR
  • "We call him 'the much-maligned Aquaman,' but when we first pitched Smallville, Superman was considered cheesy," Gough said. "In the comic, Aquaman's the lost king of Atlantis, but in our version, he is Arthur Curry, this twentysomething who owns a dive shop."
  • People long thought dead and disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle begin resurfacing without explanation. This catches the attention of an Admiral Brigman (previously referred to here as "Admiral Mercer"), who recruits Rachel to join an exploratory project, as she has had experience with some of the weirdness.
  • The "siren" who will be played by Adrianne Palicki is named "Nadia."
  • Lighthouse keeper McCaffery tells Arthur the truth about his origins... that he is the descendant of the rulers of Atlantis, making him its prince. Arthur thinks he's crazy. The adventure begins...