News: DC's Digital Service Gets Official Name - Swamp Thing TV Series Announced, Metropolis To Be Redeveloped

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros have announced that their new video streaming service will be called DC Universe and one of the big titles will be none other than Swamp Thing. 

Their inaugural slate will include the following original TV series: the live-action Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV, with Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft and Ryan Potter set to star; the animated series Young Justice: Outsiders, from Warner Bros Animation; Harley Quinn, a half-hour adult animated action-comedy series from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey via Warner Bros. Animation; the Swamp Thing drama series; and Metropolis, which will be redeveloped. 

According to THR, the Swamp Thing live-action TV series is officially in development for the service, with a script-to-series order. an official synopsis and promo image were released as well. It will be co-written by Mark Verheiden (Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica) and Gary Dauberman (It), who would serve as showrunners. James Wan will serve as an executive producer, alongside Atomic Monster's Michael Clear, with Atomic Monster's Rob Hackett co-producing. The synopsis is below, with the promo image above.

"When CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, 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 dead after all."

Swamp Thing was first introduced to DC Comics in the '70s, with Wes Craven writing and directed a 1982 live-action film. this was followed by a sequel, along with a live-action TV series and animated series in the '90s.