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The DC Universe announced at WonderCon that their live-action SWAMP THING series will premiere on Friday, May 31st.
Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series will star Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland, the human version of Swamp Thing. The cast also includes Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Jeryl Prescott, Maria Sten, and Ian Ziering.
According to a press release from DC Universe (via Newsarama), "the series follows Abby Arcane [Crystal Reed] as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana, only to soon discover that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. Horror underpinnings are expected of the series from executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman."
In addition to executive producing the series, Verheiden and Dauberman co-wrote the first episode, which is directed by Wiseman.
No stranger to the screen, Wein and Wrightson's Swamp Thing character was the subject of the aforementioned 1982 movie of the same name, as well as 1989's THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING and the live-action television show Swamp Thing: The Series (that ran from 1990-1993 on the USA Network), with Dick Durock playing the titular character in all three projects.