It looks like DC are making headway with their own digital service, DC Universe, they have just announced that work on a Swamp Thing series has begun. Swamp Thing is far from your conventional superhero and has seen something of a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. The original comic series was set in the early 20th century, when Dr Olsen, is caught in a lab explosion caused by his co-worker, Damian Ridge, who intended to kill him to gain the hand of Olsen’s wife Linda, really not the best plan. Olsen is mutated by chemicals and the forces within the swamp, becoming the monstrous Swamp Thing. In this new form he would seek out and kill Ridge, saving Linda in the process.
This new series will follow a similar vein with the plot being outlined as:
“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 will be a one hour long drama and judging my DC’s previous television shows should be a complete hit. Fans may be familiar with the character from the Wes Craven 1982 film, the short lived cartoon series, the also short lived TV series, Justice League Dark or the Injustice 2 game, no matter what this character as been apart of the zeitgeist for a long time and his welcome return to television can not come soon enough.