Swamp Thing is coming to DC Universe - but how can you watch it, and when will new episodes release?? The new horror series, which is produced by Aquaman director James Wan, is the latest DC Comics property to be adapted into a live-action television series for the DC Universe streaming service. However, recent changes to the service's release schedule have left many viewers confused as to when they can expect to see the new show.
The character of Swamp Thing was originally created for a one-shot story in the horror anthology House of Secrets. The idea of a heroic swamp monster proved popular enough to inspire adaptation into a monthly series. Original creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson revamped their original comic, crafting a new story in which scientist Alec Holland was transformed into a half-man, half-plant avenger of the innocent, after being left for dead by the criminals who blew up his lab and murdered his wife. The new Swamp Thing television series marks the fourth time that the Swamp Thing comic books have been adapted for live-action, including two feature-length films and an earlier 1990s' television series.
Swamp Thing is scheduled to premiere in the United States on Friday, May 31, 2019. It will be available exclusively through the DC Universe streaming service. The first season will consist of 10 episodes, with new episodes being released on Fridays. This mirrors the release schedule that was used for DC Universe's earlier live action series Titans and Doom Patrol. The final episode of Swamp Thing season 1 is scheduled for release on August 2, 2019.
Fans can expect to see the new Swamp Thing episodes released at 6 am PST/9 am EST on Fridays. DC Universe is currently only available to subscribers in the United States and some US territories. Subscriptions cost $7.99 per month, though there is an yearly subscription option of $74.99 per year that offers a cheaper monthly rate when paid up-front. The service is expected to make its way into Canada sometime before the end of 2019.
A release date for Swamp Thing outside of the United States has yet to be confirmed. It is suspected, however, that it will follow in the footsteps of DC Universe's first original live-action series Titans and a deal will be made with Netflix regarding the international distribution rights. Netflix currently carries both Titans and the third season of the animated series Young Justice in nations other than the United States. Sadly, nothing has been said yet regarding when Swamp Thing might be available outside of the USA or when the DC Universe streaming service might be available in other countries.