As we continue to wait for a trailer to what James Wan has assured fans will be a horrifying adaptation of Aquaman, we’re getting word that his foray into the DC Universe isn’t a one-stop affair. Wan will be going from the deep blue sea to the stagnant waters of the Louisiana bayou for a Swamp Thing TV series—a show being described as a drama.
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Wan is keeping himself busy. In addition to gearing up to promote Aquaman (arriving in theaters on December 21st), we recently reported that a 3rd Annabelle film is in the works with a release date already set for July 3rd, 2019 (though Wan’s role beyond producer isn’t completely known at this time). In other words, Swamp Thing is being added to a full plate!
Following a months-long deal-making process, DC Universe has put DC Comics’ Swamp Thing into development. The drama, based on DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, has a script-to-series order. That means if the script comes in well, the project would then be picked up straight to series.
Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It and its forthcoming sequel) are attached to co-write the script and serve as showrunners on the live-action drama. James Wan (Aquaman) will executive produce alongside his Atomic Monster banner topper Michael Clear, with the company’s Rob Hackett set as a co-exec producer. Verheiden and Dauberman will also exec produce.
The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane 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 gone after all.
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