After its first teaser video emerged from the murky depths, a new teaser trailer for the live-action Swamp Thing series has been released ahead of its May 31st premiere on DC Universe.
You can watch the new teaser trailer for the new Swamp Thing series below. As previously reported by Wilmington's StarNews (via Bloody Disgusting), production on the Swamp Thing series is expected to end after 10 episodes instead of the originally planned 13. At this time, it looks like horror fans will still have a full season of Swamp Thing to look forward to, just with a few less episodes.
Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Len Wiseman. The series stars Derek Mears (2009's Friday the 13th) as the titular character, with Andy Bean playing Alec Holland, the human version of Swamp Thing. The cast also includes Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Jeryl Prescott, Maria Sten, and Ian Ziering.
In addition to executive producing the series, Verheiden and Dauberman co-wrote the first episode, which is directed by Wiseman. Here's the official synopsis:
"SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe."
No stranger to the screen, Wein and Wrightson's Swamp Thing character was the subject of the aforementioned 1982 movie of the same name, as well as 1989's The Return of Swamp Thing and the live-action television show Swamp Thing: The Series (that ran from 1990-1993 on the USA Network), with Dick Durock playing the titular character in all three projects. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the new Swamp Thing series.