As DC prepares to launch its own streaming service, it has announced that a new adaptation based on the cult favorite Swamp Thing character will appear on the platform. The series is set to be a live-action drama, with each episode one hour in length. The script is currently in development and will be written by Mark Verheiden (who also wrote Netflix‘s Daredevil) and It‘s Gary Dauberman. It will also be executive produced by Aquaman and The Conjuring director James Wan.
The series’ plot will focus on researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home in Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. Over time, “powerful forces” attempt to exploit the swamp and Arcane learns that it “holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous.” Further details of Swamp Thing are yet to be a released, but it is expected to arrive on DC’s streaming service in 2019.
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