Gary Dauberman, the writer of the Swamp Thing series, said that the show would be “hard R” with graphic violence and adult themes to help make it as scary as possible. Recently, Dauberman had this to say about the series:
“We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes and make it as scar as possible. Because we’re doing it through the DC streaming service, they really pushed us, although they didn’t have to push hard, for us to go as extreme as we could. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing, this landmark I think run. Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary. We really wanted to live up to that standard that Moore set up back in the ’80s. Then of course it allows us, Swamp Thing himself looks incredible what Justin Raleigh and the guys over at Fractured are doing with the suit. So it’s going to look amazing and less of the “man in suit” that you’ve seen in the movie and the other TV show. It’s the origin story of the Swamp Thing, and it’s Alec Holland wrestling with whom he’s become. A lot of it’s told through the point of view of Abby Arcane.”
Last week, Crystal Reed was cast as Abby Arcane. She has just finished up a run on the TV series Gotham on Fox. No word yet o who will play the lead role of the Swamp Thing monster.