EXCLUSIVE: Alec Holland’s Transformation In ‘Swamp Thing’ Revealed
With production on the pilot episode of ‘Swamp Thing’ well underway, we have exclusive details on how Alec Holland will transform into the titular character.
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW FOR THE PILOT EPISODE
The majority of the episode is focused on finding a cure for a deadly swamp-born virus. For a while now, Alec has been working on an accelerant that allows him to study the virus at a faster rate. The virus causes disgusting plant mutation inside of humans and then kills them. On a trip into the swamp to retrieve more plant samples, Alec is ambushed by a mysterious assailant. They shine a giant spot light on his boat, blast him in the chest with a shotgun, and then blow him up a stick of dynamite. Whoever attacked him takes the double tap rule very seriously. Alec is completely dead, his body floating in the water with the accelerant. After some weird chemical swirls, his body is sucked down by an unknown force. Abby Arcane later goes searching for him, and the final scene of the episode is the first full reveal of The Swamp Thing.
‘Swamp Thing’ hails from Gary Dauberman, James Wan, and Mark Verheiden. Len Wiseman is directing the pilot with a script from Dauberman and Verheiden.
The show stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing. It will premiere on DC Universe during the summer of 2019.