"Aquaman" Trailer!

by Scott Weinberg | Monday, May. 22 2006

From the creators of "Smallville" comes a new series that most likely won't ever see the light of day, mainly because its price-tag was a little too steep, but also because of all the confusion regarding the amalgamation of UPN and The WB. But a trailer for "Aquaman: Mercy Reef" made it onto the internet, so click right here to have a look.

Garth from Dark Horizons explains it a lot better than I do: "Developed by "Smallville" creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the pilot had the likes of Justin Hartley in the title role along with well known actors like Ving Rhames and Lou Diamond Phillips in supporting parts. The show, which was originally developed at The WB before it merged with UPN, was expected to be a shoe-in for newly created The CW network - that was until last week.

When The CW announced its new Fall shows line-up on Thursday, no sign of the show (alternately titled "Mercy Reef" or simply "The Reef") existed - only one 'family on the run' drama entitled "Runaway" made it into the final line-up. A surprise but not unexpected, a high concept genre series like "Aquaman" is expensive to produce which is not a welcome idea for a smaller network."

Anyone disappointed by the Aquaman pre-cancellation?