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Len Wiseman To Launch Swamp Thing TV Show For DC

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Director Len Wiseman (Underworld, The Gifted) has signed on to help shepherd in the forthcoming Swamp Thing television series, based on the classic Vertigo/DC comics character of the same name.

Created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, and subsequently defined by legendary creators such as Alan Moore and Scott Snyder, Swamp Thing is a tragic, hulking, sentient mound of moss and vegetable matter who fights to protect the world from supernatural threats as the cursed defender of ‘the green’ – the metaphysical manifestation of the Earth’s soul.

The show will follow as CDC researcher Abby Arcane ventures back to her childhood home town of Hourne, Louisiana in an attempt to combat a deadly swamp-borne virus. Whilst there, she falls in love with scientist Alec Holland, only to see him killed in front of her. But as evil forces begin to tug at the fringes of Hourne’s small community, Abby will discover that the swamp holds occult, magical secrets… and Alec may not be as dead as he seemed.

James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman) is executive-producing the project. Wisemen helped launch similar shows such as Sleepy Hollow and fellow Vertigo-adaptation Lucifer,  and Swamp Thing is expected to premiere on the DC Universe streaming service next year.

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