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DC’s Swamp Thing live-action series aiming to go into production in the fall

Warner Bros. announced its initial original programming plans for its DC Universe streaming service last month, with the previously announced Titans and Doom Patrol series set to be joined by another live-action show in Swamp Thing.

Although we’re yet to hear any casting news for Swamp Thing, Omega Underground is reporting that the series is looking to begin production in North Carolina in the fall. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) and Gary Dauberman (It) are writing and serving as showrunners on the project, with James Wan (Aquaman) producing.

The official Swamp Thing synopsis reads:

“When Cdc researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes,
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DC Universe streaming service could launch this August

Having been officially announced back at the start of May, it seems we don’t have much longer to wait until the arrival of DC Universe, the new dedicated DC streaming service, with DC Entertainment Community Manager Dani Snow revealing on the James Bonding podcast that she expects it to launch in August.

“We are about to launch, I think late August, our DC Digital platform, which will be a hub for all things DC,” said Snow. “There will be digital movies, TV shows that you can watch, streaming. We’re gonna have a lot of comics on there. There’s gonna be a lot of good stuff on there.”

As we know, the platform is set to include Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn animated series, along with the live-action shows Titans, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing.

Presumably only Young Justice: Outsiders and Titans have any chance of being available for an August launch,
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The DC Universe Streaming Service May Launch In August

Admittedly, I’ve never seen reason to subscribe to any sort of streaming service, but the upcoming DC Universe initiative may change that. Boasting animated series such as Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, while not ignoring the live action side of things by bringing Titans and Swamp Thing along for the ride, Doom Patrol can now also count itself among the latter art form. Needless to say, that’s a whole lot of incentive to sign up.

So, if you’re in agreement with me – or already subscribe to the likes of Netflix and Hulu, and have a desire to add this bad boy to the bunch – you’ve probably been wondering when showtime will be.

Previously, word had been that DC Universe was set to launch sometime in late 2018, most likely in one of the autumn months. But according to a recent off-the-cuff remark made by somebody in the know,
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (S-z)

Here's the status of TV shows like Saints & Sinners, Santa Clarita Diet, Schitt's Creek, School of Rock, Scream, Search Party, Second City, Secure and Hold, See, Sense8, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sex Education, Seven Seconds, Shadowhunters, Shameless, The Shannara Chronicles, Sharp Objects, She’s Gotta Have It, Shooter, Shut Eye, Silicon Valley, The Sinner, Siren, Six, Six Days of the Condor, Slasher, Smilf, Snatch, Sneaky Pete, Snowfall, Snowpiercer, The Son, South Park, South Side, The Spanish Princess, The Split, Spotless, Stan Against Evil, Star Falls, Still the King, Stitchers, The Strain, Stranger Things, Strike Back, Stuck in the Middle, Succession, Suits, SuperMansion, Super Monsters, Superstition, Survivor's Remorse, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Swamp Thing, Swedish Dicks, Sweetbitter, Taboo, Tacoma Fd, Tarantula, Teachers, Teen Wolf, The Terror, That’s So Raven, There's ... Johnny, Those Who Can't, Thunderbirds Are Go, The Thundermans, The Tick, Tin Star, Titans, Today Will Be Different, Tom
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Comic Book Review – Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2

Ricky Church reviews Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2…

The biggest change to Superman in recent years is the addition of a young son, Jonathan Kent, to his world as how he adjusts to fatherhood. Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason have done an excellent job developing the new family dynamic in the Superman title and that continues in Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 2, a hefty collection of Superman stories that focus on Superman, Lois and Jon as they discover hidden secrets about their past and new hometown.

This book has a nice variety of Superman stories, ones that deal have a small scale and others that are a bit more epic in scope, tying into some of the big mysteries surrounding DC Rebirth and the dangling threads of the first Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition book. From meeting Swamp Thing to traversing across the multiverse with other Superman and Superwomen to battling some old enemies,
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Guardians Of The Galaxy’s James Gunn Would Consider Directing A DC Movie

After nurturing the once little-known Guardians of the Galaxy into a multi-million dollar property, perhaps James Gunn is the hero that the DC Extended Universe needs right now to help it keep up with its comic book competitors.

Taking to Twitter to field fan questions, an act of heroic courage in itself, the director was grilled with “Will you ever direct a DC movie if given the opportunity?” Such a question is enough to have superhero lovers salivating at the prospect. After all, Gunn’s irreverent sense of humour is inherent in his directorial style and would be a welcome culture shock to the Dceu, especially since it’s most criticized for its sombre, brooding tone which suddenly flips into a forced frivolity.

Even more intriguing was the filmmaker’s response, with Gunn saying: “I’ve been given the opportunity. But who knows. Maybe.” Which makes you wonder just which
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Character breakdowns for DC’s Swamp Thing TV series

Last month it was announced that a live-action Swamp Thing series is heading to the upcoming streaming service DC universe, where it will join by the Teen Titans series Titans and spinoff Doom Patrol, along with the animated shows Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn.

Details on Swamp Thing are being kept under wraps, save for the fact that Aquaman director James Wan is serving as a producer, but ThatHashtagShow has unearthed a couple of character descriptions for the show’s lead characters Alec Holland/Swamp Thing and Abby Arcane.

[Alec Holland] Male, 30s, smart, a bit of a hot-head, determined, passionate about his work, Alec works for the Sunderland Corporation (which is apparently building a hospital in Houma) as an independent researcher, where he’s discovered a connection between the swamp and the Houma flu. Alec hits it off immediately with Cdc researcher and Houma native Abby Arcane, and the two of them are much alike,
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James Wan’s Swamp Thing Series Reveals Lead Characters

As I’m sure you know by now, Swamp Thing is one of several DC properties being adapted for the DC Universe streaming channel. James Wan is heading up the project, which was given a script-to-series order, meaning if approved, it goes straight to series. Today we have word via That Hashtag Show that the series […]

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Superhero Bits: ‘Swamp Thing’ Character Details, Abandoned ‘Infinity War’ Viral Stunt & More

When does the third season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow arrive on Blu-ray and DVD? What special gift did some fans bring Tom Holland at Comicpalooza? What Avengers: Infinity War viral marketing stunt never came to be thanks to Disney? What do we know about the lead characters in DC’s Swamp Thing series? Want to […]

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Character Details Revealed For James Wan's Live-Action Swamp Thing Series

DC's live-action Swamp Thing series being produced by James Wan is actually one of the most exciting projects for me that is coming from DC Entertainment. I'm just such a huge fan of Swamp Thing and the fact that Wan is helping develop it is exciting because he's such a great storyteller.

We learned from the initial announcement that the story will follow "Cdc researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all."

Now today, thanks to That Hashtag Show,
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Character Breakdowns For Warner’s Swamp Thing TV Series Point To Sizeable Role For Abby Arcane

Warner Bros. and James Wan’s Swamp Thing TV series is officially a go, and it’ll form a cornerstone of the forthcoming DC Universe.

That’s the announcement that swept the globe four weeks ago, when it was confirmed that Warner’s mooted streaming service would go by the name ‘DC Universe’, and that it would feature the likes of Titans, Young Justice: Outsiders and an animated series dedicated to the inimitable Miss Harleen Quinzel – better known to you, I, and the people of Gotham as Harley Quinn.

For Swamp Thing, we understand James Wan and his team plan to incorporate some horror elements into the finished series, which will presumably be anchored by Alec Holland and Abby Arcane, if today’s character breakdowns are any indication.

Up first is the latter lead. Otherwise known as Abby Holland, it seems the Powers That Be want to foster a Shape
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Why It’s Time for a Live Action Swamp Thing TV Show

Some people might remember that there used to be a Swamp Thing TV show, which started up in 1990 and continued until 1993. However, it is interesting to note that there is now a new Swamp Thing series being made at the moment, which will be headed by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman. This new series won’t be broadcast on the TV screen but will instead be made available to interested individuals through DC’s planned streaming service, which should prove interesting. With that said, some people might be wondering whether now is the right time for a new Swamp Thing

Why It’s Time for a Live Action Swamp Thing TV Show
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Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing Finally Coming to Blu-ray in the UK this September

Although it’s certainly not considered to be one of his best films, I’ll always have a soft spot for Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing. Based on the DC Comics character, the film opened to mixed reviews when it was originally released in 1982, although it since gone on the earn a cult following, and even spawned […]

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Hawk And Dove Come To Blows In New Titans Set Video

Titans, the upcoming live-action show focusing on the adolescent hero team, is coming to the DC Universe streaming service later this year. Alongside the likes of younger vigilantes Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Starfire (Anna Diop), Raven (Teagan Croft) and Beast Boy (Ryan Potter), Alan Ritchson and Minka Kelly will star as Hawk and Dove, a couple of bird-themed heroes who are also a romantic item.

As this new set video shows, though, being both crime-fighting and domestic partners causes some extra problems. In the clip below, it seems that Ritchson and Kelly are prepping for a fight scene between Hank Hall and Dawn Granger. Apparently, they don’t just argue when they’re having a lovers’ tiff like normal people but instead, have a fist fight in the middle of the street.

New set video from TitansTV

Hawk and Dove are just two of the many superheroes appearing in Titans who
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Doom Patrol Character Breakdowns For Cyborg And Chief Confirm Titans Connection

Admittedly, I’ve never seen reason to subscribe to any sort of streaming service, but the upcoming DC Universe initiative may change that. Boasting animated series such as Young Justice: Outsiders and Harley Quinn, while not ignoring the live action side of things by bringing Titans and Swamp Thing along for the ride, Doom Patrol can now count itself among the latter art form. Needless to say, that’s a whole lot of incentive to sign up.

Funny enough, even though the band of misfits making up the Doom Patrol predate Marvel’s X-Men in the comic book realm, it was those merry mutants who ultimately went on to find more mainstream success. That said, if you dig what’s been going on over at the House of Ideas, this may be something you’ll want to give a try.

What’s also noteworthy is that DC Universe is showing
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Doom Patrol series coming to DC Universe streaming service

Spinning out of the upcoming Titans live-action series, DC is moving ahead with a Doom Patrol series for their digital streaming service, DC Universe. It’s been given a direct-to-series order for a 13 episode first season which comes from Greg Berlanti, the overseer of many of DC’s television shows such as Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Black Lightning. The show will enter production this year for the 2019 schedule.

The Doom Patrol will be appearing in the fifth episode of Titans, appropriately titled ‘Doom Patrol’, and the series will pick up after the events of that episode. Starring as members of the Doom Patrol are Bruno Bichir (Narcos) as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Rita Farr / Elasti-Girl, Jake Michaels (Designated Survivor) as Cliff Steele / Robotman and Dwain Murphy (Star Trek: Discovery) as Larry Trainor / Negative Man.

Supernatural‘s Jeremy
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DC's Doom Patrol is Being Developed as a Live-Action Series By Greg Berlanti

DC Entertainment is developing a live-action series adaptation of Doom Patrol and it's being developed by DC series regular Greg Berlanti. The show will air on the DC Universe digital service alongside Swamp Thing, Titans, and the Harley Quinn Animated series.

The Doom Patrol characters will actually first be introduced and set up in the live-action adaptation of Titans. They will make their first appearance in episode five. The Doom Patrol spin-off series will consist of 13-episodes.

What I love about this is that the characters involved are so fun, unique, and strange. They will be played by Bruno Bichir, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, and Dwain Murphy. DC has released an official synopsis that you can read below.

Doom Patrol is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder
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DC Universe Orders Live-Action ‘Doom Patrol’ Series With Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns Producing

The upcoming DC-branded streaming service, DC Universe, has ordered the live-action series “Doom Patrol” for 13 episodes, Variety has learned.

Based on DC characters originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, the one-hour drama is described as a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief).

The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief,
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Live-Action ‘Doom Patrol’ Series From Greg Berlanti Gets 13-Episode Order on DC Digital Service

DC Comics’ “Doom Patrol” is coming to small screens. The cult classic superhero team is getting a live-action series on DC Universe, the upcoming digital service from DC Entertainment.

“Doom Patrol,” from “Frequency” showrunner Jeremy Carver and Berlanti Productions, has received a 13-episode series order and is slated to debut in 2019.

The series follows a group of outcast superheroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). Each members has suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. The show will serve as a follow-up to the first DC Universe original series, “Titans,” starring Brenton Thwaites as Batman sidekick Robin.

Also Read: Make These Comics Into Movies (Podcast)

Created by writers Arnold Drake and Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani, the Doom Patrol characters debuted in DC’s “My Greatest Adventure” in 1963 and have
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Fractured Visions Film Festival reveals poster and event dates

Fractured Visions Film Festival is headed up by filmmaker Phil Escott (Cruel Summer) and genre academic Dr. Mikel J. Koven (La Dolce Morte), and is a celebration of all things horror. The festival was designed to help spotlight both emerging talent within the horror genre and those who have helped build it. Over two days, Fractured Visions will be showing eight new feature films and two classics along with ten new short films. The goal is to source the best in today’s independent horror cinema. The festival will be offering awards in a number of categories, and the line-up of judges includes filmmakers, distributors and sales agents. The winning filmmakers will then be provided with an offer of world sales representation and UK distribution.

Co-Festival Director Phil Escottt commented:

The main goal of the festival is to help filmmakers avoid the sharks that are circling the UK film industry.
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