A fan favorite DC character is making his return to live-action. According to Variety, DC is developing a Swamp Thing series to debut on their streaming service. The show is set to debut in 2019 with Aquaman director James Wan serving as an executive producer.
The show, based on characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, joins Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn as the current lineup of shows on the DC streaming service. It was also mentioned in the report that the in-development Metropolis series, which already received a 13-episode series order, is being redeveloped. A synopsis for Swamp Thing was also revealed:
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 first appeared in the comics in 1971s House of Secrets #92. Since then, he has become a member of Justice League Dark alongside John Constantine, Zatanna and many others. He famously had a live-action movie directed by Wes Craven in 1982, with a low-budget sequel being released in 1989.
It’s unclear if this series will in any way affect the in-development Justice League Dark film. It’s been in the pipeline for some time with several different directors being attached, however, nothing has been made of it.
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