It has been some days since the news came down, as cold and quick as the first announcement during episode ten. I’ve sat with this news without responding because I wanted to weigh my words carefully and speak only to you. Like you, I have combed through the many articles and followed as much social media as I could without crying into a bag of fast food. And still, I don’t get it. None of us do. There seems to be enough blame going around so I’m not going to talk about that. And frankly, my opinion will not be heard or make a difference to anyone we like to call “The Suits.” Here’s what’s more important. You. The Fans. The supporters. The ones so loyal who sit and watch and believe in our stories. Any of you who have followed me for all these years and those who are new, know that it’s no picnic working in my business. You know that I am no stranger to disappointment. Man, I’ve had more than my fair share. Once my job is done, I never know what they will do with the show. I learned early on that the MOST important part of film making is film making. I learned to be present. Embrace my coworkers and fully enjoy the experience of working every single day. That’s the best part. And it’s why I’ve done it for so many years. I’ve stayed in a business that many times can treat me badly or disregard me. But I will not give up. I’m going to keep going no matter how many times I feel a bad decision has been made – and in this case – a decision that effected hundreds and hundreds of jobs and local businesses in North Carolina. What an amazing crew we had indeed. We all have disappointment in common. No matter what business we are in or where we live. Another thing we have in common is the ability to strive. And so we shall. Onward!
Ps. I encourage you to keep watching the rest of Swamp Thing because we all worked very hard to make it the best Thing ever. Also, it’s awesome.
The James Wan-produced “Swamp Thing” series is headed to streaming service DC Universe on May 31st and you can see the latest promo teaser below Crystal Reed and Derek Mears stars alongside Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten. Directors include E.L. Katz and Len Wiseman.
“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she 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.
The series, based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, is written by “Ash vs. Evil Dead” writer Mark Verheiden and IT co-writer Gary Dauberman. The series aiming to be scary and rated “R” violent, primarily based on Alan Moore’s run. It will also feature a practical creature suit, which Mears will be donning.
DC Universe unveiled the first full-length look at James Wan’s “Swamp Thing” today. The trailer for the upcoming streaming series which you can watch below gives the first look at Crystal Reed’s Abby Arcane, as well as a longer look at the Swamp Thing played by Derek Mears.
“Swamp Thing” will now have 10 episodes instead of the initial 13 episodes, an individual with knowledge of production, adding that the reduction was made for creative reasons.
The DC Comics series will debut on Friday, May 31.