DC Turning to Horror

DC, because it wants a piece of all the pies, has announced its own streaming service, DC Universe, and has revealed its first exclusive live-action series, Swamp Thing. Even better, the team behind the series has created some of the best horror movies in the last few years.

We have Mark Verheiden (Ash vs. Evil Dead/ Constantine), Michael Clear (Annabelle: Creation), Gary Dauberman (It, Annabelle: Creation), and James Wan (Conjuring). Wan will be the executive producer and Verheiden and Dauberman will write the show.

Warner Bros. revealed in a press release, that the new show will follow a researcher, Abby Arcane when she returns to her home in Louisiana. She’s there to investigate a virus, originating from a swamp. She makes a bond with a scientist named Alex Holland, who dies during their time together.

Swamp Thing is a plant-like creature who can control plants and anything to do with nature. He’s pretty powerful if Injustice 2 is anything to go by.

But does he?

Swamp Thing has a target launch in 2019 and the format will be a one-hour drama. The series will be exclusive to the service and could actually be decent. Three more series were also announced: Titan, a live-action series, Young Justice and an animated Harley Quinn show.

We also don’t have any information on the pricing or the release of the platform.

We’ll keep you posted.

In other streaming news, Disney’s streaming platform is ticking along nicely and is due out next year. It will feature the Marvel movies, the Pixar movies and animated Disney classics. Plus, with the acquisition of Fox’s assets, we could very well see original shows based on the likes of the X-Men.