Many reports have surrounded the DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, but one thing we have for sure is that the series has officially wrapped production on Season One. Series regulars Virginia Madsen and Henderson Wade made announcements on Instagram that the production has wrapped up the first season. Last month it was revealed that the series was shutting down production to revamp the storyline. The series was cut down to ten episodes from the anticipated thirteen.
The live-action DC Universe adaptation of the classic antihero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson will be executive produced by Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) who will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners, with James Wan (Aquaman) set to executive-produce the series alongside Verheiden, Dauberman, and Michael Clear.
Andy Bean stars as Alec Holland, Will Patton as Avery Sutherland, Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Marie Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodtrue/Floronic Man, and Leonardo Nam as Harlan Edwards. The lead role of Swamp Thing will be played by The Flash’s Derek Mears.
Swamp Thing made his comic debut in 1971 and has been written by the likes of Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Scott Snyder, and Brian K. Vaughan. Wes Craven adapted the character into a film in 1982 which spawned a sequel seven years later and a USA Network series that ran in the early 90s for three seasons.
Swamp Thing is scheduled to debut May 31st.