DC Universe releases a live-action Swamp Thing TV show teaser that reveals a first look at the titular creature. Swamp Thing is one of a handful of live-action original TV shows planned for the DC Universe streaming service. It will follow the debuts of Titans in Fall 2018 and Doom Patrol in February. But while Doom Patrol is a spinoff from Titans, and therefore set in the same world, Swamp Thing will be completely separate. Swamp Thing is set to premiere on DC Universe May 31, with that being announced at WonderCon 2019.
Swamp Thing is produced by James Wan (Aquaman), with Underworld's Len Wiseman directing the pilot episode and Mark Verheiden serving as showrunner. The series is a live-action adaptation of the DC Comics character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Swamp Thing stars Andy Bean as Alec Holland, with Derek Mears portraying his Swamp Thing alter-ego, and Crystal Reed as co-lead Abby Arcane. Earlier today it was reported that Swamp Thing was shutting down production on season 1 early, shortening the series order from 13 episodes to 10. Now, fans have their first look at the series' titular character.
DC Universe released a Swamp Thing teaser video that unveils the first look at the live-action Swamp Thing, brought to life by Mears. Watch the short video below:
Previously, Swamp Thing set photos offered teases of what to expect from the DC Universe TV show, and a Swamp Thing set video released by Wiseman previewed the creepy tone of the series. The show is described as having a "strange but alluring Shape of Water romance" between Abby Arcane and the Swamp Thing. While those early set photos from the series featured Reed's Abby and Bean's Alec, though, this is the first look at the actual Swamp Thing himself.
Superhero TV shows have been hit-and-miss with their live-action takes on comic book characters, and the same can be said for DC Universe's originals. Although Doom Patrol's Robotman is a fairly solid take on the odd character, the TV show's Cyborg costume and design hasn't been as well received - especially with a big screen Cyborg to live up to. It remains to be seen how fans will react to the DC Universe's Swamp Thing, another character that's particularly tough to bring to live-action. Further, this brief teaser only reveals a portion of the costume, and not much action, so a better look is still to come. A trailer for Swamp Thing will surely be released in the next month or so and fans will get a better idea of what to expect from the series when it debuts in late May.
Swamp Thing season 1 premieres Friday May 31st on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe