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James Wan will co-direct the pilot of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing TV series!

June 27th, 2018 by Marc Comments

 

It looks like DC’s TV output has just went up a level as the Swamp Thing TV Series (here) which will be debuting on the DC Streaming service, DC Universe, and is to be produced by James Wan, will now also have its pilot episode directed by Wan too along with Deran Sarafian.

Wan is currently finishing up on the Aquaman movie and is the man behind TheConjuring and Furious 7, so he certainly knows how to do scary and theatrical.

Sarafian has also an impressive resume, having worked on classic TV shows such asBuffy the Vampire Slayer, House and Fringe.

We were so excited for this show and now with what seems a perfect blend of cinema and TV, this could be a very special show indeed.

SWAMP THING

Platform: Only on DC Universe
Auspices: Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television
Order: Script-to-series order
Format: One-hour drama
Executive Producers: James Wan (Atomic Monster), Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear (Atomic Monster)
Co-Producer: Rob Hackett (Atomic Monster)
Written by: Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman
Based on characters from DC created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson
Logline: 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.

Source: That Hashtag Show

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….