Earlier this month DC Universe shared a short teaser trailer for “Swamp Thing,” the new live-action series set to debut in May. This week, the platform released a first-look trailer, showing off James Wan’s latest project. It was reported that “Swamp Thing: Season 1” will now have 10 episodes, cut down from the original 13 episodes that the streaming service ordered before production. While no official reason was given, early reports indicate that creative differences caused the reduction.
In “Swamp Thing,” Derek Mears plays the titular creature, with Andy Bean playing the human alter-ego. The series 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. On social media, DC Universe teased, “When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.”
Joining Mears and Bean in the series are Crystal Reed, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, and Ian Ziering. Fans of the murky creature can watch the official trailer below, which was released on Wednesday morning.
James Wan, who directed the DC film “Aquaman,” is producing the series. The show is based on the original DC characters created by Bernie Wrightson and Len Wein. Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman also serve as producers on the series.
“Swamp Thing” is the third live-action series on the DC Universe, following “Titans” and “Doom Patrol. The pilot episode was written by Verheiden and Dauberman, and Wiseman is set to direct the series.
If you want to set a reminder to catch the series, “Swamp Thing” is scheduled to premiere on May 31st.
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