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DC's New Swamp Thing TV Series Coming From Aquaman, Conjuring Director

Swamp Thing is already a horror story, so Wan is a perfect fit.


DC is getting its own streaming service soon--DC Universe--and one of the first announced series for it is a live-action Swamp Thing show. Even better, the team behind the new series has created some of the best horror movies in the past decade.

Swamp Thing has tapped some of the best horror minds to put together this series. Mark Verheiden (Ash vs. Evil Dead/Constantine), Michael Clear (Annabelle: Creation), Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle: Creation), and James Wan (Conjuring, Aquaman) will executive produce the show. Verheiden and Dauberman will write the series.

Warner Bros.--DC's parent company--revealed in a press release that the new show follows a CDC researcher named Abby Arcane as she returns to her childhood home in Louisiana. She's there to investigate a virus that originates from a swamp. Arcane makes a bond with scientist Alex Holland who dies during their time together, but she quickly discovers the mystical secrets within the swamp and that Holland may not be dead.

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Swamp Thing has a targeted 2019 launch, and the format for the show will be a one-hour drama. The series will only appear on the DC Universe service, which was just announced today. Additionally, three more series titles have been announced: Titan, a live-action series; Young Justice: Outsiders, most likely a continuation of the animated series which aired for two seasons between 2010 and '11; and Harley Quinn; which we don't know anything about yet.

There is no news yet as to when the DC Universe service will launch or its pricing. Currently, DC Universe has a Twitter account and a website, but details are scarce at this time. GameSpot reached out to DC for more information regarding the Universe service but has yet to hear back from the company.

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