Swamp Thing TV series heading to the DC streaming service


The new DC Comics streaming service is getting another original series with a Swamp Thing adaptation.

Officially named the DC Universe, the new service is shaping up to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. This latest Swamp Thing show joins a roster full of series fans have been begging to see since the start of the Arrowverse.

Produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Warner Brothers, Swamp Thing  has the potential to be a breakout series. Wan is becoming a fast favorite within the DCEU, where he is also directing the Aquaman movie. However, he built his reputation working on horror movies which include the beloved Conjuring films.

More from News

The Swamp Thing pilot will be penned by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, with the two also expected to produce. Verheiden has an extensive history on television as a writer and executive producer for Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, and Hemlock Grove. Dauberman is equally exciting as a writer for the widely beloved It remake. He’s worked alongside Wan on multiple projects and will undoubtedly be an asset to this adaptation.

Unfortunately the original Swamp Thing creators, Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, will not be involved because the two passed away. Their story focuses on a CDC agent, Abby Arcane, who develops a relationship with a local scientist, Alec Holland. Located in Houma, Louisiana, a tragic event cuts their relationship short. Or is it? Mysterious forces in their swampy town brings hope for her lost loved one but it’s not necessarily a good thing.

Next: Live action Titans might have cast Wonder Girl

Swamp Thing is expected to debut sometime in 2019 as long as the script comes together. DC has given the adaptation a script-contingent series order, which means the writing is the only thing standing in the way from an official season order. With Metropolis being redeveloped, the DC Universe will have to find new content to release instead. Luckily, Swamp Thing already sounds like an genre-bending series for DC Comics to adapt and fans are already excited.