We had been told that the James Wan-produced “Swamp Thing” series for streaming service DC Universe was going to feature a dark and violent tone, and the team behind it has certainly made good on those claims. The official teaser trailer has been released today, and it's pretty clear that they were aiming for this to be a straight up horror series.
Ahead of its May 31st premiere, descend into the murky depths with the trailer below.
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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.
"Swamp Thing" also stars Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals, Adrienne Barbeau, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten.