DC Entertainment has ordered a new Swamp Thing live-action series based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson for its new streaming service, DC Universe.
The show, which is looking to launch in 2019, see’s The Conjuring’s and Aquaman’s James Wan attached as executive producer on the hour-long episodes. Battlestar Galactica’s Mark Verheiden and IT’s Gary Dauberman are also attached to co-write the script and act as showrunners. Rob Hackett of Atomic Monster will serve as co-producer. Atomic Monster will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The story focuses on CDC researcher Abby Arcane who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland who is then tragically taken from her. As powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties, Abby will discover it holds mystical secrets both horrifying and wondrous – and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Between 1990-1993 a live-action series of Swamp Thing graced the small screen for three seasons. It starred Dick Durock, who returned to the role he played in the films Swamp Thing and The Return of Swamp Thing.
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DC Universe already has series Metropolis, which is set in the famous comic book city before the arrival of Superman, and the drama series Titans, based on the DC Comics team of the same name, lined up for the streaming service. Warner Bros. Animation’s Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders will also air on the service.