DC's Swamp Thing Trailer Goes Back to Its Horror Roots

Swamp Thing trailer

DC Universe goes all-in on horror with the first official trailer for the Swamp Thing live-action series.

Arriving a week after the first-look teaser, the new footage is light on story but heavy on atmosphere as it flashes from the nighttime terrors of the swamp to characters who may be familiar to longtime DC comics readers: among them, Abby Arcane, Jason Woodrue (the Floronic Man), Blue Devil and, yes, Swamp Thing himself.

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However, in keeping with horror tradition, the title monster is kept largely off-screen, and then obscured by shadow when he does appear.

Swamp Thing follows 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. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.

Executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman, Swamp Thing premieres May 31 on DC Universe. The supernatural horror series stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott, Henderson Wade and Kevin Durand.

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