DC’s streaming service finally has a name–DC Universe. Details for the aptly titled new initiative don’t stop there, either. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Wan, who’s presently busy with Aquaman, will executive produce a live-action Swamp Thing television series with Michael Clear, the boss at Wan’s production company Atomic Monster, and Rob Hackett.
Battlestar Galactica’s Mark Verheiden, an executive producer on NBC’s Constantine series, and It’s Gary Dauberman are to co-write the script and share showrunning duties. Should the script be favored, the series will receive a direct order. For now, THR shares the following details about the Swamp Thing 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.”
In the event that Swamp Thing’s series does get picked up, it will join a whole host of other series on the DC Universe service. Thus far, these shows include: Young Justice: Outsiders, Titans, Harley Quinn, and the Superman prequel–Metropolis. Logo images for DC Universe, Outsiders, Titans, Swamp Thing, and the Harley Quinn animated series are pictured below (via Batman-News).
The streaming service goes live in 2019.