‘Swamp Thing’ writer says the series will be “hard R” with “graphic violence” and “adult themes”

Titans won’t be the only show on DC Universe that will be rated R.

/Film caught up with Gary Dauberman, who wrote the upcoming Swamp Thing series, and he said that the show will be “hard R”, with graphic violence and adult themes to help make it as scary as possible. Check out the Swamp Thing portion of the interview below.

There’ve been a few attempts at Swamp Thing as movies. What can you do with the TV series and the resources available in 2018 to really do it right?

This is one, when you talked earlier about the rating for The Nun, 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. We really wanted to live up to that standard that Moore set up back in the ‘80s. Then of course it allows us, Swamp Thing himself looks incredible what Justin Raleigh and the guys over at Fractured are doing with the suit. So it’s going to look amazing and less of the “man in suit” that you’ve seen in the movie and the other TV show.

But it is still a suit?

There is a physical costume, yes.

Is it the origin story of Swamp Thing?

Yeah, it’s the origin story of the Swamp Thing and it’s Alec Holland wrestling with who he’s become. A lot of it’s told through the point of view of Abby Arcane.

Last week Gotham actress Crystal Reed was cast as Abby Arcane. We’re still waiting to see who will play the lead monster.

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