One of the series announced for DC’s upcoming streaming platform was a live action Swamp Thing series. The DC Unlimited subscription service is also bringing us a live action Titans and Doom Patrol. We’ve seen footage of Titans, and it’s clear the show is striving for a darker, gritty vibe. And thanks to a recent interview with Swamp Thing showrunner and writer Gary Dauberman, we know that Swamp Thing will be doing the same.
Dauberman wrote the just released The Nun for New Line Cinema. While discussing his recent release with Slash Film, the topic of Swamp Thing arose. It’s there that we got Dauberman’s view for the project he co-wrote and co-runs with Mark Verheiden:
“We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence, with the adult themes and make it as scary as possible. Because we’re doing it through the DC streaming service, they really pushed us, although they didn’t have to push hard, for us to go as extreme as we could. We really took our inspiration from the Alan Moore run in Swamp Thing, this landmark I think run. Fans of that series will know it gets pretty weird and extreme and scary.”
Dauberman then went on to touch on the possibility of his Swamp Thing series being connected with Titans and Doom Patrol. And while it isn’t officially, the show’s writer said there’s still a chance they will:
“I think the opportunity is there if we want to [connect the series] but it’s not mandated. I think we could if, in the future, it organically works itself out to be that way. I haven’t discussed that with the guys from Titans and they haven’t discussed it with us.”
Doom Patrol and Titans are interconnected as the 5th episode of Titans is said to introduce the other show. We’ll have to see whether DC’s Swamp Thing series joins the party when it debuts sometime next year.