DC Announces Streaming Service Title, Adds SWAMP THING Series to Slate


DC Entertainment has announced some preliminary details on its streaming service, which will include a slew of exclusive original shows.

The service is called DC Universe, and it promises to be the "ultimate" membership for DC fans. Called a unique digital experience, DC Universe will give fans unlimited access to its original shows.

So far, the shows include the live action Titans and the animated shows Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn. And now, DC has announced a fourth title: Swamp Thing.

Per THR, the Swamp Thing series will be showrun by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, with Aquaman director James Wan on board as an executive producer. The show has a script-to-series order; in other words, if the script is good, it'll be ordered to series.

The gothic horror romance follows CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who "...returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, 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."

This marks the latest live action Swamp Thing adaptation, following two movies in the 1980s and a television show in the 1990s. The new series is currently on track for a 2019 premiere, per Deadline. The Superman prequel series Metropolis was supposed to be out in 2019 too, but it is now being redeveloped.

Check out title cards for the four shows below, and stay tuned for more as we have it.




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