CBR has received confirmation that James Wan will not serve as a co-director on the upcoming Swamp Thing television series. However, he will serve as an executive producer.
Director James Wan may be currently in post-production on Aquaman, but the busy director appears to already have his next DC project lined up.
As reported by That Hashtag Show, Wan will not only serve as an executive producer on the forthcoming Swamp Thing television series -- he'll also co-direct the pilot alongside Deran Sarafian. The duo will helm the first episode of the hour-long drama, with the series marking Wan's first foray into television; of course, while this will be Wan's first time helming a television episode, Sarafian has an impressive resume of television projects including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House, and Hemlock Grove.
Filming on the series is expected to begin this fall in North Carolina, with casting reportedly already well-underway as character descriptions have recently surfaced for the show's leads, Abby Arcane and Alec Holland. With DC said to be eyeing Kelsey Grammer for it's upcoming Doom Patrol series, one can only assume the streaming service will also try to secure a big name for Swamp Thing. For now, fans can get excited knowing that Swamp Thing will have Wan on board as more than simply a producer -- for the pilot, at least.
Executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman and Michael Clear, Swamp Thing will join Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders, Harley Quinn and Metropolis on the DC Universe service, which is expected to launch later this year. Swamp Thing will arrive on the service in 2019.