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DC Comics' Swamp Thing Rated 94% On Rotten Tomatoes

DC Comics' Swamp Thing Rated 94% On Rotten Tomatoes

It premieres today

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Looking for something to binge post Game of Thrones that looks a bit more cheery than Chernobyl? Suffering superhero withdrawal after Avengers: Endgame? Here's something for you: DC Comics' Swamp Thing series is streaming now, and it looks very good indeed:

But don't take my word for it - the show has already been given a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And if that's got your attention, here's some more good news - the series premieres today on DC Universe, which is the company's own streaming service.

The story - based on the DC Comics superhero who originally appeared in 1971 - is set in a small town in Louisiana and looks into the threat of a mysterious creature that lives, you guessed it, in a swamp.

The show stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane. She's a CDC doctor, called back to her hometown to investigate so-called 'disease' which has been affecting locals.

The official synopsis for the show reads: "When CDC researcher Abby Arcane 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."

It's not just Rotten Tomatoes and its notoriously hard-to-please audience that have rated the Swamp Thing remake, though. It's racked up an impressive 9.2 out of 10 on IMDB, and at the time of writing it has a 100 percent score on Google.

DC Comics
DC Comics

To anybody new to the world of Swamp Thing, it might look like the creature is a violent and evil villain - but that wouldn't be quite right. He's a mutated human, fighting to protect his swamp home.

Of course, being a full-time monster (even one that used to be human) separates him from his contemporaries - Swamp Thing is just Swamp Thing. Unlike Batman, who can take off his outfit to live a normal if astonishingly affluent life as the millionaire Bruce Wayne, or Spider-Man, who can become Peter Parker, there's no going back.

Presumably this makes nipping out for a pint of milk quite difficult, but I'm sure he knows what he's doing.

Swamp Thing debuts Friday 31 May on DC Universe.

Featured Image Credit: DC Comics

Topics: TV and Film