SWAMP THING via DC Digital TV from James Wan (5/31/19)
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DC Entertainment's forthcoming SVOD service DC Universe is bringing one of the most beloved comic book characters to the small screen.

 

Following a months-long deal-making process, DC Universe has put DC Comics' Swamp Thing in development. The drama, based on DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, has a --script-to-series order. That means if the --script comes in well, the drama would then be picked up straight to series.

 

Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix's Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It and its forthcoming sequel) are attached to co-write the --script and serve as showrunners on the live-action drama. James Wan (Aquaman) will exec produce alongside his Atomic Monster banner topper Michael Clear, with the company's Rob Hackett set as a co-exec producer. Verheiden and Dauberman will also exec produce the live-action drama.

 

The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, 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.

 

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there are so many things they can do with swamp thing especially how much his world has been build in the last couple of years in the comics.

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Sounds great, but what's it going to cost me?

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[ABBY ARCANE] Female, 30s, smart, private, professional, something of a loner, Abby works for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, which has sent her to her hometown of Houma after ten years away to check out the worrying "Houma Flu." After losing her mother at age 8 and bouncing through a series of foster families, Abby suddenly left Houma after high school to study medicine. Abby is good at her job but currently in the doghouse with her boss. Struggling with a secret that's prompted her leaving and now the need to pop pills when necessary, Abby is apprehensive about going back home to Houma, and things are indeed awkward with her high school ex, Matt, who remained in Houma and became a cop.

Abby hits it off immediately with a Sunderland Corporation researcher, Alec Holland, but soon discovers that her own efforts, like those of Alec, are considered suspect by the townsfolk, who aren't happy with her feeling that it's best to shut down the swamp (where the locals make their living) as they investigate the flu. Abby has her hands full with a potential epidemic, a town full of hostiles, and a strange but alluring "Shape Of Water" romance with a creature borne from the swamp. SERIES REGULAR

[ALEC HOLLAND] Male, 30s, smart, a bit of a hot-head, determined, passionate about his work, Alec works for the Sunderland Corporation (which is apparently building a hospital in Houma) as an independent researcher, where he's discovered a connection between the swamp and the Houma flu. Alec hits it off immediately with CDC researcher and Houma native Abby Arcane, and the two of them are much alike, each wanting more out of life, interested in science, and not having much of a love life. Alec is not a big hit with the rest of Houma, however, who view him with suspicion if not open hostility.

Alec is determined to persevere despite the town's hostility, but it's clear that the Swamp has its own plans for Alec when he undergoes a strange transformation into a swamp-based creature with abilities he could never imagine. SERIES REGULAR

 

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So excited to see this one live. Been rewatching the USA Network Swamp Thing episodes in preparation. Wild times!

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I was waiting for Swamp Thing to subscribe to DC Universe but Doom Parol looked interesting so I bumped it up a few months.

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Looking at the production names attached to this show, it should be quite good. :wishluck:

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Heck yes, please!

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Matt Ryan, who played John Constantine in the NBC series Constantine, then moved on to portray him in animated form as well as in Arrow and on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, hopes to take it one step further and play the role of the famed DC demonologist on the forthcoming Swamp Thing series for DC Universe. He told the audience during a panel at Wizard World Cleveland that he is still looking to expand his empire as the character he has become so closely associated with over the years. “John Constantine was born in Swamp Thing,” Ryan told the audience. “Eventually, he has to be on Swamp Thing, and I just hope it’s me.”

 

Ryan, who says he has assumed his role as Constantine was over after the completion of each project so far, delights in surprising himself and the audience by coming back. "I'm still playing this role four years after Constantine was actually cancelled, so I must be doing something right," Ryan joked. He is also a big fan of the darker stories he was able to do with Constantine: City of Demons and Justice League: Dark, the hard-core, animated features that he did as Constantine. That will match up with the horror-inspired Swamp Thing series. John Constantine first appeared in an issue of Swamp Thing before getting his own series, which became Vertigo's longest-running comic.

 

 

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On 3/7/2019 at 1:55 PM, Bosco685 said:

:whatthe:

For a second there I thought it was Alan Moore and not  Allan Mott.

:) 

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Abby Arcane heading into the swamp.

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Rumor: According to a local news outlet in Wilmington, North Carolina, crew members on DC’s ‘Swamp Thing’ were informed they will be wrapping things up a bit early.

 

While originally scheduled to film 13 episodes through May in Wilmington, the show will now wrap at just 10 episodes with a new ending currently being written. The outlet also says that WB may be shutting down production early to evaluate the future of the DC streaming service, DC Universe. This does seem like speculation though. We have reached out to WB for comment. It is unclear how this affects other DC Universe shows in production.

That bold item is what people are getting fixated on as negative news, disregarding with the AT&T/WB merger the DCU is now part of a much larger corporate umbrella with its own plans of a massive streaming service strategy. So the DCU could become a key service package versus trying to survive on its own.

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Swamp Thing is going to spend a bit less time in the swamp.

 

Producers Warner Bros. Television have reduced the order for the scripted drama series based on the beloved comics created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the original 13-episode order for the drama has been cut to 10 after experienced creative differences with its home at Warners-backed streaming platform DC Universe. The series will stick with its planned May 31 premiere date.

 

Warners and DC Universe declined comment.

So they want to go with a 10 episode first season versus 13 episodes. Seems to match other shows.

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