SWAMP THING Live Action Series Gets A Director!

The DC Universe streaming service is rounding out its full lineup of content with some great additions. The now in development ‘Swamp Thing‘ live action series, which will debut on the service, has hired Sleepy Hollow’s, Len Wiseman as executive-producer and director for the pilot. Check out more on this below and let us know if you look forward to watching AFTER THE JUMP!

Based on DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the drama was picked up to series after a brief time in development. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It and its forthcoming sequel) are attached to co-write the script and serve as showrunners.

The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be gone after all. 

Wiseman most recently exec produced and directed Fox’s Lucifer, The Gifted and Sleepy Hollow (the latter of which he co-created). His feature credits include the Underworld franchise, Live Free or Die Hard and 2012’s Total Recall. He’s repped by CAA and Behr Abramson.

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