By 29 April 2019 | Categories: news


Swamp Thing may be worlds apart from your conventional DC superhero, but in many ways he’s credited for bringing an environmental consciousness to comics, and being trippy as all hell (especially during Alan Moore’s stint as writer). The upcoming TV series, to be flighted on the DC Universe streaming service, takes another stab at bringing Swamp Thing out the Marais swamps and into the living room.

The story for the Swamp Thing series centres around Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed, Teen Wolf) investigating a swamp-borne virus, meeting up with scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean, Here and Now) along the way. Things go south and Holland dies, but is he really dead, and what is the strange monster that people are seeing?

It’s increasingly difficult to tell from TV series’ trailers if the series would be worth a watch. From the 1.26 minutes available for Swamp Thing, it certainly looks like writers Gary Dauberman (Annabelle, The Nun) and Mark Verheiden (Falling Skies, The Mask) are retaining a horror feel, although hopefully the scenes taking place in the swamp are less corny than they look in the trailer.

It is not the first time that Swamp Thing trampled his way to the TV screen, seeing that a previous series started in 1990 and knocked out a significant 72 episodes. We hope that in this one we catch a glimpse of anti-hero Constantine, seeing that this magician actually made his debut as a character in #37 of Saga of the Swamp Thing way back in 1985.

The Swamp Thing series is going live on 31 May 2019 on DC Universe, which is available to South Africans who know how to use a VPN.

Will Swamp Thing be a scary swamp monster or OTT moss log? Hit play below to decide.


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