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The Show That Won't Sink

The ''Aquaman''pilot is a hit on iTunes -- Will online success change the fate of the dropped CW show?

Warner Bros. put its rejected Aquaman pilot up for sale on iTunes July 25, where the hour-long actioner — starring Justin Hartley as Arthur ''A.C.'' Curry and Ving Rhames as his mysterious ally in the fight to save the oceans — immediately became the No. 1 video download, holding the top spot for over a week. Does this mean the seahorse-riding superhero might be tossed a life preserver? With ongoing Aquaman references on HBO's Entourage and rumors that the real-life Ari Gold inspiration wants to do a real-life movie, ''There seems to be some sort of cultural zeitgeist,'' says co-creator Al Gough, who has cast Hartley as the Green Arrow on his CW series, Smallville, this season. ''If some network wanted the show, we'd find a way to work it out.'' Sadly, reps for The CW, which passed on the pilot in May, say there are currently no plans to save Aquaman from his watery grave.

Originally posted Aug 04, 2006 Published in issue #890 Aug 11, 2006 Order article reprints