The wait is almost over for the James Wan-produced “Swamp Thing” series as it was announced at WonderCon that the live-action series will premiere on the DC Universe streaming service May 31st.
The series is based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson and is written by “Ash vs. Evil Dead” writer Mark Verheiden and IT co-writer Gary Dauberman.
"Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Derek Mears will be donning the practical effects creature suit in the series that also stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten.
Last we heard, the series is planned to be scary and feature "R" rated violence, primarily based on Alan Moore’s run. Stay tuned for more updates!