AceShowbiz - DC Universe has released the first teaser of one of its upcoming TV series "Swamp Thing". The first footage found its way out online on Wednesday afternoon, April 17 following reports that the streaming service cut down the show's episode order.
Set to a haunting music, the 43-second video opens with a camera slowly zooming in across a creepy, atmospheric lake. The calm water suddenly rocks as the titular character, Swamp Thing, comes out of the murky depths. It sports his plantlike skin while its eyes are blazing red.
The teaser arrives in the wake of rumors that the production on the upcoming series was unexpectedly cut short. The DC series, which has been filming in Wilmington, N.C., had its producers assembling cast and crew on Tuesday night, April 16, according to local outlet Star News.
The outlet further claimed that the reason why they were being gathered was for the announcement that the production would cease after completing episode 10 due to "creative differences" between Warner Bros. Television and DC. With that, it means that the show's episode order was cut down from initial 13 episodes to 10 episodes.
Actress Virginia Madsen appeared to confirm the reduction in a now-deleted Instagram post. "I'm beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp," she allegedly wrote.
Despite the unexpected shiftment, "Swamp Thing" is set to debut on May 31 on the network. However, it seems like it will be hard to have a second season for the series.
Hailing from co-writers/co-showrunners Mark Verheiden ("Battlestar Galactica") and Gary Dauberman ("It"), "Swamp Thing" is based on a character that is originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson before it was made even more popular by the innovative '80s comics of Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette and John Totleben. It follows Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what appears to be a deadly swamp virus in Louisiana.
She later finds out that the swamp's secrets are even more mystical and terrifying than she thought. Meanwhile, Andy Bean plays scientist Alec Holland who later is able to transform into Swamp Thing (Derek Mears).