Deadline is reporting that Total Recall (2012) director Len Wiseman will direct episode one of Swamp Thing, as well as executive produce the series. Wiseman is coming over to Warner Bros. from Fox, where he executive produced The Gifted and Sleepy Hollow, which he also co-created.
Aquaman director James Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster, is making Swamp Thing along with Warner Bros. Wan will also serve as an executive producer. Here’s the official synopsis for the show:
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, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Swamp Thing doesn’t have a release date, but will probably premiere sometime in 2019.