Today fans are getting their first peek at DC Universe’s upcoming live-action horror series, Swamp Thing. Who do we have to thank for this? Why the man in charge of course. Series director and executive producer Len Wiseman posted a sort clip to his Instagram account today, captioned simply “Just add water #SwampThing.”
Check out the eerie clip below.
Wiseman will be directing the pilot episode, as well as executive producing. The pilot has yet to be titled and we also don’t have word on how many episodes to expect. While Swamp Thing will be released exclusively on DC Universe, it will not exist in the same universe as Titans and Doom Patrol.
Gary Dauberman (It) and Mark Verheiden (Netflix’s Daredevil) are the series’ showrunners and are co-writing. James Wan (Aquaman) will be executive producing alongside Michael Clear, with Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster Productions.
The premise as described by DC Universe, “Abby Arcane returns home to Houma, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, where she develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland. After Holland tragically dies, Arcane discovers the mysteries of the swamp and that Holland may not be dead after all.”
Leading the cast is Derek Mears as Swamp Thing and Andy Bean as Alec Holland, along with Leonardo Nam as Harlan Edwards, Crystal Reed as Dr. Abigail Arcane, Jennifer Beal as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Ian Ziering as Blue Devil, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue / The Floronic Man, Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Will Patton as Avery Sunderland, and Henderson Wade as Matt Cable.
There’s no official release date for the series yet, but it’s anticipated to premier somewhere between July and August.
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