Following reports that production had ended a little earlier than expected on DC Universe's Swamp Thing, the streaming service has released a teaser video for the series, giving viewers their first look at Derek Mears as the titular character and confirming that the series will still premiere on May 31st.

You can watch the first teaser video for the new Swamp Thing series below. According to 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.

According to a previous press release from DC Universe, "the series follows Abby Arcane [Crystal Reed] as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana, only to soon discover that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. Horror underpinnings are expected of the series from executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman."

Based on the iconic character from the brilliant minds of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the new Swamp Thing series will star 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.

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.

Source: StarNews via Bloody Disgusting
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