Aquaman director James Wan recently sat down with BloodyDisgusting to discuss the creatures fans will be seeing in the Swamp Thing TV series.
Fans everywhere are amped for Swamp Thing to make his debut on the DC Universe streaming service, especially since James Wan is at the helm. The Conjuring and Saw filmmaker has made quite a splash in the DC world with Aquaman killing it overseas and now he’ll serve as an executive producer on Swamp Thing. And with the series coming to DC Universe, Wan clarified how excited he is to be working on the project and bringing so many of these creatures to life.
“Of course, that’s part of the appeal. I have an amazing team of showrunners and writers on this. Just like I was with Aquaman, we’re very respectful to the source material with Swamp Thing as well.”
While Wan didn’t get specific about which character audiences would see when the show arrives, he did unveil where they would be coming from.
“We’re a big fan of Alan Moore’s take on it so picking a particular story and using that as the foundation to kick it off. If we’re lucky, we can have many other stories to tell.”
Wan has had so much success in the film world, so it will be interesting to see how he makes the transition to TV. He did mention it is a completely different beast to take on.
“It’s different. It’s for DC streaming and it’s different. It’s for television. It’s just a different medium.”
Anyone familiar with Swamp Thing knows there are some interesting characters to utilize and with’s Wan’s expertise all over this one, subscribers to the DC Universe will be in for one great new series.
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When CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria Sten as Liz, Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Will Patton as Avery Sunderland, Jennifer Beals as an original character created for the series, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue, and Derek Mears as the titular creature.
Aquaman director James Wan will serve as an executive producer on the series alongside Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman. The first episode will be written by Verheiden and Dauberman while Wiseman will direct.
Swamp Thing will be available exclusively on DC Universe in 2019.