'Swamp Thing': Release date, plot, cast, news and everything you need to know about the DC Universe show

'Swamp Thing': Release date, plot, cast, news and everything you need to know about the DC Universe show

The 'Swamp Thing' was ordered a script-to-series by the DC Universe in an announcement made on May 2, 2018. While the series might release in the streaming platform belonging to DC, the show will not take place in the same universe as the other shows 'Doom Patrol' and 'Titans'. Casting for the show began as early as September 2018. 

Release date

The show is slated to release on May 31 and will be available on the DC Universe subscription streaming service. 


The 'Swamp Thing' inspired by the DC comics of the same name will follow the journey of Alec Holland and how he balances his life with his alter-ego Swamp Thing, the elemental creature that lives in the swamps. Meanwhile, Abby Arcane returns to her hometown of Houma, Louisiana, to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. This is where she meets Alec and they form a bond.


Andy Bean as Alec Holland

Actor Andy Bean will play Dr. Alec Holland in 'Swamp Thing' (Getty Images)


Actor Andy Bean will play the role of Alec Holland in the upcoming show. The superhero Swamp Thing is Alec Holland's alter-ego and in an attempt to save the world in his elemental form, Alec struggles with losing his humanity. 

Derek Mears as Swamp Thing

Derek Mears will play the titular role in 'Swamp Thing' (Getty Images)


Derek Mears plays the superhero in the show. Swamp Thing is a humanoid-plant elemental creature which has in the comic books taken multiple forms depending on the storyline. 

Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane

Crystal Reed plays the role of Abby Arcane in 'Swamp Thing' (Getty Images)


Actor Crystal Reed portrays the role of CDC researcher Abby Arcane who investigates a life-threatening epidemic in the town that she lives in. She is expected to be romantically involved with the Swamp Thing as she is the wife of the creature in the comic books.

Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu

Actor Crystal Reed plays the role of Madame Xanadu in 'Swamp Thing' (Getty Images)

Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu plays a blind fortune teller who has the ability to prophecize what will occur in the future. In the books, she is identified with Nimue, the sorceress from Arthurian mythology. 


The show is based on DC Comics of the same name written by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.


The first teaser trailer of the 'Swamp Thing' featuring the titular character, which is possibly a bog monster, was released by actor Ian Ziering on Instagram. He plays a recurring role in the series, that of Blue Devil.





The DC show was originally intended to be 13-episode series, however, according to recent reports, the show's order was decreased to 10 episodes because of the uncertainty of the show's future in DC's streaming site vs that of Warner Bros. streaming platform. 

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