‘Swamp Thing': DC Universe Unleashes First Trailer for James Wan-Produced Series (Video)

Third live-action series for streaming service debuts in May

Last Updated: April 24, 2019 @ 9:45 AM

DC Universe unveiled the first full-length look at James Wan’s “Swamp Thing” on Wednesday, and it fits right alongside the director’s work on the “Insidious” and “Conjuring” horror franchises.

The trailer for the upcoming streaming series, which you can watch above, gives the first look at Crystal Reed’s Abby Arcane, as well as a longer look at the Swamp Thing (played by Derek Mears).

“Swamp Thing” will now have 10 episodes instead of the initial 13, an individual with knowledge of production told TheWrap, adding that the reduction was made for creative reasons. The DC Comics series will debut on Friday, May 31.

In “Swamp Thing,” Reed stars as Arcane and Mears will portray Swamp Thing, while Andy Bean will play Alec Holland, its human alter ego. The rest of the cast includes Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen and Ian Ziering.

Per DC Universe, “Swamp Thing” follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

“Swamp Thing” is executive produced by Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman. “Swamp Thing” is based on DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Rob Hackett is co-producer. The series is produced by Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot is written by Verheiden and Dauberman, and Wiseman is set to direct.

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