Swamp Thing has been thrown into a bit of chaos.
The DC Universe series, based on the popular Vertigo comic, has been given a cut episode order. According to Star News, a local news outlet from Wilmington, N.C. where the series is filming, the cast and crew were given an announcement that the first season would have 10 episodes, not the original ordered 13.
Warner Bros has not commented on this reduced order. We don’t know if this will have larger implications for the DC Universe or if it just affects the Swamp Thing series itself.
For fans who don’t want to concern themselves with such matters, we do have good news.
The first teaser has been released for the project, which also unveils the release date. Swamp Thing will begin airing on May 31st.
The teaser itself is about 45 seconds long, but effective. We see a dark, still swamp on a quiet night. Then the title character emerges with his signature glowing red eyes.
Very effective, if we may say so.
The show, according to Entertainment Weekly, has the following synopsis: “[We follow] Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what appears to be a deadly swamp virus in Louisiana. She soon finds out, however, that the swamp’s secrets are even more mystical and terrifying than she thought. She’ll cross paths with scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean), who is destined to transform into Swamp Thing (Derek Mears).”
Swamp Thing will be released on May 31st.