In a new series, Charlize Theron will bring DC superheroes to life.

A new Aqualad origin tale is presently in the works, indicating that DC is eager to expand its extensive live-action mythos even further. Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix, Beth Kono, and Andrew Haas of Denver & Delilah Films will produce this new origin narrative. Aqualad will have an origin narrative in the form of a one-hour dramedy based on the young adult novel You Brought Me the Ocean. The genesis narrative of Jackson “Jake” Hyde, popularly known as Aqualad, is told in this comic novel.

The Jake Hyde version of Aqualad initially appeared on the program Young Justice in 2010. In recent years, Young Justice has become one of the most popular DC concepts among fans. Brightest Days #4, a comic that also featured Aqualad, was released shortly after. Aqualad is also known as Kaldur’ahm, and it turns out that he is Black Manta’s son. Despite his plainly malevolent origins, Hyde would go on to become DC’s second Aquaman. Now it looks that Charlize Theron will be taking this persona even farther in a new live-action series. She might be a fan of the Young Justice television show.

The origin story for Aqualad will be concerned with Jake Hyde’s unnatural connection to the ocean. The show will also be made by Warner Bros and will premiere on HBO Max. So far there are no writers attached to the project, only a group of producers that includes Charlize Theron.

DC is moving all their upcoming works to HBO Max. This Aqualad story is only reported to be an hour-long dramedy. If this is meant to be turned into a full-fledged series, this could mean that HBO Max might be getting in at the ground level for a new DC Universe reboot.