Gary Dauberman (It, The Nun), co-writer and executive producer on DC Universe’s upcoming Swamp Thing live-action series, revealed new details about what we can expect from the latest version of the plant-loving superhero when it premieres in 2019.
During an interview with SlashFilm, Dauberman talked about the advantages of working with a streaming service like DC Universe and how the company encouraged him to go darker, by not shying away from graphic violence (among other adult themes).
“We always set out to make Swamp Thing as hard R as we could and go graphic with the violence,” Dauberman told SlashFilm, adding, “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 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.”