In a sign that television is now officially dragging the swamp for new projects, the announcement came today that Warner Bros. Television gave a script-to-series order to a live-action adaptation of “Swamp Thing.”
The one-hour program will run on DC Universe, the DC digital service set to launch later this year. The new series is targeted for a 2019 launch.
Here’s the logline for the show: “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.”
The project comes from Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers are James Wan (Atomic Monster), Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear (Atomic Monster); co-producer is Rob Hackett (Atomic Monster).
The project is written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman and based on characters from DC created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.