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This Gay DC Superhero Is Getting His Own HBO Max Series

This Gay DC Superhero Is Getting His Own HBO Max Series

Charlize Theron is producing the adaption of You Brought Me The Ocean.


Mad Mx: Fury Road star Charlize Theron is adapting the queer graphic novel You Brought Me The Ocean for HBO Max!

Written by Alex Sanchez and Jul Maroh, the original story follows Jake, aka Aqualad, as he comes of age in the DC Universe.

The official description of the graphic novel reads: 

"Jake Hyde doesn’t swim—not since his father drowned. Luckily, he lives in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, which is 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 rebel 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 any easier to come out to his mom, or 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?"


Iterations of Jake Hyde's character have appeared on screen before, such as in 2010's animated Young Justice series and as Gareth in the live-action show Titans. Warner Brothers is producing the project alongside Theron’s production company Denver & Delilah Film.

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