Swamp Thing! That’s right! It seems that DC’s forthcoming streaming video on demand service, DC Universe, is bringing one it’s most iconic characters to the at-home masses. After a months long deal-making process, DC comics’ Swamp Thing is officially in development with a script-to-series order. Meaning if the script kicks some tail and turns some heads, we’ll see the project go straight to series.
We have some strong showrunners helming the project with Mark Verheiden who rocked Battlestar Galactica and, I feel, did an impeccable job with Marvel’s Daredevil, and Gary Dauberman who penned It and it’s sequel. James Wan, who is creating some magic with Aquaman, will be executive producing alongside Atomic Monster head Michael Clear. Verheiden and Dauberman are also set to executive produce as well.
Swamp Thing has been adapted several times over the years, more notably as a 1982 film written and directed by Wes Craven and in a 1990 as a live-action USA network TV series which ran for three seasons. Let’s also not forget the short lived animated series in the early 90’s produced by Fox and quickly taken off of schedule when they saw it wasn’t doing very well and shipped it off to Canada.
Should the Swamp Thing script go to series, it will be joining a vast roster of scripted original projects on the DC Universe SVOD service including Superman prequel Metropolis, Titans, and a pair of animated series from WB Animation. The DC Universe streaming service is set to launch this year.
So what do you think of the news? Swamp Thing anyone?
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter