DC Universe’s Swamp Thing Wraps Production
Following previous reports on Swamp Thing‘s delayed production, series regulars Virginia Madsen and Henderson Wade took to Instagram to reveal that production has officially wrapped on the first season of DC Universe‘s upcoming live-action series. The series is scheduled to make its debut on May 31.
Last month we learned that the series was shutting down production as the end was being retooled. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that DC reduced the episode count for the series from 13 episodes to 10 episodes. The ending of the season will be reworked for the new episode count.
The live-action DC Universe adaptation of the classic antihero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson boasts Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow)as executive producer. He will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) co-wrote the series and act as showrunners, with James Wan (Aquaman) set to executive-produce the series alongside Verheiden, Dauberman, and Michael Clear.
The series will star Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Will Patton as Avery Sutherland Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria 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 (Westworld) as Harlan Edwards. Committing to the lead role of the titular monster is The Flash‘s Derek Mears.
Swamp Thing made his comic book debut back in 1971 and has maintained his position as a staple of the DCU since then, including seminal runs written by Alan Moore, Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Millar, and Scott Snyder. Wes Craven previously adapted the character into a feature film in 1982, which spawned a sequel seven years later. A USA Network series then ran for three seasons in the early ’90s. Dick Durock took on the role in both the films and the series. An animated Swamp Thing series also debuted in the early ’90s, but only aired five episodes.
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That’s a wrap on season 1 of #SwampThing #MattCable is off-duty until further notice … Thank you all for the memories then, now and to come. Can’t wait to welcome the world into our swamp family #May31 only on #DCUniverse! (: @sightgeist_media) #DCUSwampThing @DCUSwampThing @TheDCUniverse #StayTuned
DC Universe's Swamp Thing Wraps Production on Season One