SWAMP THING follows Dr Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed – Gotham, Teen Wolf) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but when a mysterious creature emerges from the murky marsh, she finds herself facing the nightmares of a supernatural world where no one is safe. Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, the ten-episode superhero horror drama series debuts on Warner TV (Astro Ch 712 HD / UnifiTV Ch 451) on Wednesday, 7 October at 9.50pm. A new episode airs every Wednesday at the same time.
Something unnatural is happening in the swamps outside Marais, Louisiana. When a mysterious illness strikes the town, CDC investigator and former Marais native, Abby Arcane is sent to investigate. At the hospital, she encounters biologist Alec Holland (Andy Bean – Power, It: Chapter Two) who believes the bizarre illness might be connected to his scientific work in the swamp for powerful businessman Avery Sunderland (Will Patton – Falling Skies, Halloween, Armageddon).
Abby has a history with Avery and Maria Sunderland (Virginia Madsen – Sideways, Dune, Candyman), who still blames the young Arcane for the tragic death of her daughter years before. But with a deadly swamp-born virus out there, something is wrong in Marais right now. Along with Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Cable (Henderson Wade – Extant, Riverdale, The Last Ship), Abby once again crosses paths with Alec, but this time they encounter a terrifying, dark force that’s not only killed intruders, but is also taking control of its victims.
At Delroy’s Roadhouse, Abby consults her old friend and local reporter Liz Tremayne (Maria Sten – Persuasion, Channel Zero) who has a lead deep in the swamp. When Alec goes missing after investigating the unnatural experiments deep in the swamp, something else rises in his place: Swamp Thing (Derek Mears – The Flash, Predators, Friday the 13th), a mysterious creature born of the depths of the swamp’s mystical and terrifying secrets. With nature wildly out of balance and coming for the people of Marais, in the end, it may take some Thing from the swamp to save it.
Also starring Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The L Word) as Sheriff Lucilia Cable and Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan) as Madame Xanadu, with a special appearance by Kevin Durand (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as brilliant biogeneticist Jason Woodrue, and Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210) special guest stars as Dan Cassidy/Blue Devil, this one-hour drama series is filled with Southern Gothic twists and turns and characters who are corrupted by the supernatural forces that surround the town of Marais. When these unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, SWAMP THING is produced by Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring films), Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Heroes, Constantine), Gary Dauberman (It and Annabelle films), Michael Clear (The Nun, Annabelle: Creation) and Len Wiseman (Lucifer, Sleepy Hollow, Underworld films).