Some very interesting news for anyone anticipating the new Swamp Thing series as producer and writer Gary Dauberman has confirmed the series is aiming for a “hard R-rating”.
In an interview with Slash Film the executive producer of the series says: “We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes, and make it as scary as possible. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing.”
Dauberman also went on to discuss the look of the character for when the series finally hits our screens:
“Swamp Thing himself looks incredible […] So it’s going to look amazing and less of the “man in suit” that you’ve seen in the movie and the other TV show.”
If you happen to have seen the Swamp Thing series from 1990 you’ll know it wasn’t the more forward thinking costume ever seen on the small screen. Dauberman stressed that it “is a physical costume.”
Production on Swamp Thing kick off later this year.
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 premiere on the DC Universe streaming service sometime in 2019/20.