Aqualad series to feature Jackson Hyde version.
According to Variety, an Aqualad series is in the works at HBO Mac. The series is a one-hour drama-comedy. It is based on the DC graphic novel “You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez and Jul Maroh. Charlize Theron will be one of the executive producers. DC’s Titans on HBO Max is the Garth version of the character. This new series will focus on the Jackson Hyde Aqualad.
Jake Hyde doesn’t swim—not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in the middle of the desert. Yet, he yearns for the ocean and is determined to leave his hometown for a college on the coast. But his best friend, Maria, wants nothing more than to make a home in the desert, and Jake’s mother encourages him to always play it safe. There’s nothing “safe” about Jake’s future—not when he’s attracted to Kenny Liu, swim team captain, and rebels against conformity. And certainly not when he secretly applies to Miami University.
Jake’s life begins to outpace his small town’s namesake, which doesn’t make it easier to come out to his mom, Maria, or the world. But Jake is full of secrets, including the strange blue markings on his skin that glow when in contact with water. What power will he find when he searches for his identity, and will he turn his back to the current or dive headfirst into the waves?