“Riverdale” star KJ Apa and “1883” breakout Isabel May are set to star in DC’s live-action superhero comedy “The Wonder Twins” for HBO Max. Apa will play Zan, while May will play Jayna.
“Black Adam” writer Adam Sztykiel is set to write and direct the project.
Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing. Details of the project are being kept secret. Production is expected to begin this summer in Atlanta.
The “Wonder Twins” centers on an alien sibling duo – Jayna and Zan – who can activate their superpowers by touching their hands and saying their catchphrase, “Wonder twin power, activate!” Jayna can transform into any animal and Zan can transform into water. The duo first appeared in the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated television series, “The All-New Super Friends Hour.” The superpowered sibling duo also appeared in the animated series “Teen Titans Go!” “The Flash” and “Smallville”.
Best known for playing Archie Andrews for the past six seasons on the hit series ‘Riverdale’, Apa was most recently seen in Michael Bay’s pandemic thriller ‘Songbird’ alongside Sofia Carson. Apa is attached to star in Rod Lurie’s “West Pointer” for Lionsgate. Apa’s other credits include “The Last Summer”, “The Hate U Give”, and “A Dog’s Purpose”.
May is the star and narrator of the hit Paramount + “Yellowstone” spin-off series “1883.” Previously, May also starred as Katie Cooper in the Netflix series “Alexa & Katie” and had a recurring role as Veronica Duncan on the CBS series “Young Sheldon.”
Apa is replaced by UTA, Matt Luber and Jackoway Austen Tymeran. May is managed by Leanne Coronel and her attorney is Patty Felker.