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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