New DC horror 'Swamp Thing' has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Comic book fans have been left pretty depressed by the news that Netflix is cancelling its Marvel TV shows, and the third season of Jessica Jones is going to be the last iteration before the end. So if you need something to fill the void in the meantime, then maybe Marvel's big rival DC has the answer to your prayers.
DC is adapting Alan Moore's (the author of From Hell, Watchmen and V for Vendetta) classic run of the horror comic Swamp Thing. At the time, the comic by an unknown British writer completely revamped the eponymous monster's origin story and was rightly praised by critics at the time for its complex and morally-ambiguous take on a cheesy character.
Check out the trailer for DC's Swamp Thing below:
It seems as though the show has done just as well as Alan Moore's 80s revamp, already garnering a whopping 94 per cent certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series follows Abby Arcane, who returns to Louisiana to investigate a mysterious virus in the swamp, developing a bond with scientist Alec Holland. Holland is working on a mutagenic formula to restore dead plant matter.
However, a deadly lab explosion leaves Alec dead, but when a huge monster starts roaming around the wetlands, Abby begins to suspect that Alec has transformed into something hideous and strange.
The show stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, and Derek Mears as the titular Swamp Thing. The show also stars Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Henderson Wade, Jennifer Beals, Kevin Durand, and Ian Ziering. As a fan of the original comic, I'm seriously excited to see how they adapt all the old storylines. Some of them are pretty grotesque and grisly, so they might to be suitable for people of a nervous disposition.