DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Gets Full Official Trailer

An in-depth look at the upcoming series arrives just ahead of its debut.

By Chris Morse

Who thought that a James Wan-produced Swamp Thing would shy away from horror? The upcoming series has received an extended trailer just days ahead of its DC Universe streaming debut and the new footage aims to prove that the show will be breaking many genre norms with its scares and dark imagery. This take on the titular monster is looking to be one that horror fans should very much enjoy, if the latest footage is any indication.

The new trailer starts off by setting the scene and teasing the investigation of Crystal Reed’s Abby Arcane, who is trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious illness plaguing the town. Before long, the horror kicks into high gear and fans get a glimpse at what this show is really all about. Needless to say, we like what we see. Give the trailer a watch above and read on for more details on the series.

Based on the DC characters originally written and drawn by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, Swamp Thing will follow Abby Arcane as she investigates some kind of swamp-born virus in a small Louisiana town. She soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets that soon prove no one is safe as unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the marsh.

Starring in the series is Andy Bean (It: Chapter Two) as Alec Holland, the scientist who transforms into the titular monster, Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in 2009's Friday the 13th) as Swamp Thing himself, and Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) as CDC researcher Abby Arcane. The cast also includes Ian Ziering as Daniel Cassidy, Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Maria Sten as Liz Treymane, Will Patton as Avery Sunderland, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, and Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu.

Swamp Thing is executive produced by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, both of whom wrote the first episode, alongside Wan, Len Wiseman, and Michael Clear. Wiseman also directs the first installment. The series will premiere on the DC Universe streaming platform on May 31st.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo