The DC Universe has officially revealed its wares.
With a fall 2018 release date locked in, Warner’s digital streaming service has published new details for its five flagships: Titans, Doom Patrol, the animated duo of Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, as well as Swamp Thing.
The latter has been pitched as a “scary love story” involving Abby Arcane, an employee at Atlanta’s Center for Disease Control who accidentally triggers a pandemic. It’s one which has devastating effects on Alec Holland, and at least based on the show’s newly-released synopsis, it would seem Warner Bros. is keen to foster a Shape of Water-esque relationship between beauty and the beast.
Swamp Thing is a scary love story following Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets.
Much like Doom Patrol before it, Swamp Thing has been slated for a premiere in 2019, with the live-action Titans series expected to get the ball rolling this fall. On the animated front, Harley Quinn and the third season of Young Justice join Swamp Thing in that 2019 corridor.
One thing’s for sure: they’ll all fall under the DC Universe umbrella. It’s an exciting time for the studio’s TV output, too, as DC Entertainment chief Jim Lee outlined in an official statement.
DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service. It’s a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fandom, with the epic characters, stories, and experiences they have come to expect from DC. We are investing in and creating original, high-quality shows including the new Titans series, and curating the most beloved nostalgic content, while at the same time elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before.
For Swamp Thing, things are falling into place quite nicely – barring the fact that James Wan (Aquaman) won’t be directing the show’s pilot, after all. *sad face*