We're only a mere few days away from Swamp Thing making its official streaming debut on DC Universe and we're just now getting the first full-length trailer for the superhero sci-fi horror mash-up. We've seen a few teasers and images, but this gives fans a better understanding of what we can expect when Swamp Thing drops this Friday.
Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. A new original series premieres May 31. New episodes weekly, only on #DCUniverse.
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Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) directs the pilot episode along with executive producing the series. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix's Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) co-wrote the series and serve showrunners, with James Wan (Aquaman) executive-producing the series alongside Verheiden, Dauberman, and Michael Clear.
Starring in the series are Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Will Patton as Avery Sutherland Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodtrue/Floronic Man and Leonardo Nam as Harlan Edwards. The Flash and Friday the 13th star Derek Mears will take on the role of Swamp Thing in costume.
Swamp Thing first appeared in DC Comics back in 1971, and has been a solid fixture ever since, with such seminal comic book mainstays as Alan Moore, Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Millar, and Scott Snyder all working on the title at some point. Swamp Thing was first turned into a movie by Wes Craven in 1982, with a sequel coming seven years later, followed by a USA Network series that ran for three seasons in the early '90s. Get ready, Swamp Thing will be back when the series premieres on DC Universe starting May 31, with weekly episodes to follow.
It was reported back in April that DC Universe and Warner Bros. unexpectedly shut down production on Swamp Thing during its 10th episode. The show was originally supposed to run for 13 episodes, but that number was limited, with the production team scrambling to make episode 10 into a season finale. And it's possible that it will also serve as a series finale, as there is very little guarantee that the show will continue on past these initial 10 episodes. Fans will just have to wait and see what fate awaits Swamp Thing. This lates sneak peek comes direct from DC Universe streaming Youtube channel.