A Progressive Ruin Breaking News Alert!

§ May 3rd, 2018 § Filed under swamp thing, television § 4 Comments

A live-action Swamp Thing TV show is coming to the DC Universe digital steaming app-thingie-whatever:

This article gives a pretty good overview on what’s going on, though the paragraph regarding the character’s comics history in the ’70s and ’80s appears to be garbled a bit. Also, the article notes that the show going to series depends on the how good the initial script is, so it’s not 100% a for-sure thing, I guess? Anyway, from the brief description given there, it sounds like they’re conflating Abby Arcane with Alec’s wife Linda Holland to, I don’t know, simplify the set-up of the series? Get to the romantic tension right away without contending with the whole “dead wife” thing? To save costs by reducing the number of actors in that pilot episode? I say “pilot,” assuming they don’t go all Netflix on us and take an entire season to approximate the original property. (“SEASON ONE ENDING CLIFFHANGER: Will Alec survive the lab’s explosion?”)

Well, not that I need another streaming TV service or anything, but DC played dirty pool and now actually have me considering dropping the dough on this. Not that they’ve said how much dough will be required…hopefully more towards about $6 or $7 a month, and not something stupid like $25 a month, $275 for a year – that’s one free month! We’ll see.

In other Swamp Thing media news: what’s that Dave Sim character up to nowadays?

4 Responses to “A Progressive Ruin Breaking News Alert!”

  • Turan, Emissary of the Fly World says:

    I’ll be happy just as long as Bayou Jack is included.

  • Rich Handley says:

    I have MAJOR doubts about this.

  • Mr Lawless says:

    Well, the original flick had Adrienne Barbeau and Linda was his sister.

  • demoncat_4 says:

    i will be happy if it lasts long enough for matt ryan to be able to guest as constatine and the execs try to get away with the imfamous three way that produced swamp things and abbys daughter teffe down the road. swampy using john as a sperm doner by possession.