We've collated a list of what we know will be in the Aquaman
TV pilot, based on material from various sources (AquamanTV,
the Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, and Variety, among others).
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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#1-0: Series Pilot
& 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
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."
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.
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."
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."
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.
was also revealed that Arthur will live with his adopted father,
an officer with the Coast Guard.
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."
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
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."
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.
"siren" who will be played by Adrianne Palicki is
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...