Fast & Furious’ Charlize Theron adapting LGBTQ+ comic for TV

Fast&Furious‘Charlize Theron will be producing a TV adaptation of You Brought Me the Ocean.

Published by DC Comics two years ago, this LGBTQ+ tale of a super-powered teen is being made into a TV series over at HBO Max (via dead line).

The comic is a spin-off for Aquaman character Aqualad, exploring how the teen comes to terms with both his super powers and his sexuality.

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An official synopsis for You Brought Me the Ocean 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. Yet 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.

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You Brought Me The Ocean: An Aqualad Graphic Novel (DC graphic novels for young adults)

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“Jake’s life begins to outpace his small town’s namesake, which doesn’t make it any easier to come out to his mum, 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 head first into the waves?”

The Oscar-winning actress has previous experience as a producer, having worked on Netflix’s mindhunter, Hatfields & McCoys and Atomic Blonde in the past.

Could Jake go on to enter this prestigious pantheon of iconic LGBTQ+ superheroes chosen by DigitalSpy?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom currently has a release date of December 16, 2022.

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