Aquaman director James Wan is to produce a live-action Swamp Thing TV series for Warner Bros. new DC Comics streaming service.
— DC Films Hub (@DCFilmsHub) May 2, 2018
Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour drama series would follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who 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, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Been developing this “vegetarian hero” for awhile now 🙂 With a great team. Happy to finally share. Expect — mood, mystery, gothic romance, and swamp monsters! https://t.co/WbZ9Lb6iBR
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2018
Swamp Thing is slated to hit the streaming service in 2019. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) and Gary Dauberman (IT) will pen the script for the pilot and serve as executive producers alongside James Wan and Michael Clear under Wan’s production company Atomic Monster.