'Swamp Thing' Release Time: When Can You Watch New DC Universe Series Online?

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The rollout of live-action DC Comics television series continues on the streaming service DC Universe, with the premiere of Swamp Thing.

Swamp Thing is a story of Abby Arcane, an investigator for the CDC who returns to her Louisiana hometown to find the cause of a mysterious illness that has the town in a frenzy. While there, she begins to discover that the swamps are more than they seem and that there's a conspiracy going on that connects the illness and the titular character.

Based on the characters and stories from DC Comics, Swamp Thing brings the horror to the DC Universe streaming service in a brand new series that begins May 31. Here's the official synopsis for the new Swamp Thing series.

Something unnatural is happening in the swamps outside Marais, Louisiana. When a mysterious illness strikes the town, CDC investigator (and former Marais native) Abby Arcane (series star CRYSTAL REED) is sent to investigate. At the hospital, she encounters biologist Alec Holland (series star ANDY BEAN) who believes the bizarre illness might be connected to his scientific work in the swamp for powerful businessman Avery Sunderland (series star WILL PATTON). Abby has a history with Avery and Maria Sunderland (series star VIRGINIA MADSEN), who still blames the young Arcane for the tragic death of her daughter years before. But with a deadly swamp-born virus out there, something is wrong in Marais right now.

Along with Sheriff's Deputy Matt Cable (series star HENDERSON WADE), Abby once again crosses paths with Alec, but this time they encounter a terrifying, dark force that's not only killed intruders, but is also taking control of its victims. At Delroy's Roadhouse, Abby consults her old friend and local reporter Liz Tremayne (series star MARIA STEN) who has a lead deep in the swamp. When Alec goes missing after investigating the unnatural experiments deep in the swamp, something else rises in his place: Swamp Thing (series star DEREK MEARS), a mysterious creature born of the depths of the swamp's mystical and terrifying secrets. With nature wildly out of balance and coming for the people of Marais, in the end, it may take some Thing from the swamp to save it.

If you're looking to watch the new Swamp Thing series, here's all the information you'll need including when it'll appear on the streaming service.


DC Universe's first live-action original, Titans, released its first episode in the early morning hours. The third season of Young Justice released around 9 a.m. EST on the streaming service.

It's unclear when you can start watching the first episode of Swamp Thing, but expect some time early in the day. We'll update as soon as we learn more. You can also follow the official Twitter account for the show.


Swamp Thing is only available through the DC Universe streaming service. The new platform will be the home of exclusive content like the live-action Titans series and Young Justice: Outsiders.

The service also carries a library of DC Comics to read including the New 52 run of Swamp Thing.

DC Universe is offering a free seven-day trial if you provide your credit card information, so you can try it out for yourself.