WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A crew with the television series Swamp Thing filmed a simulated boat explosion at Greenfield Lake Park on Thursday.
The production received approval from the N.C. Department of Transportation to hold traffic one time for a maximum of four minutes at the Carolina Beach Road-Burnett Blvd.- Front St. intersection between 5 and 6 p.m. The explosion happened around 10:15 p.m. Thursday. IV.Media provided raw video of the explosion to share with our viewers.
The permit says this one-time hold is “a safety precaution during the boat explosion scenes as to not cause drive distraction.”
Those in the surrounding area heard a loud explosion and may have seen a controlled fire that was extinguished not long after the explosion.
According to an official synopsis of the series, Arcane, a CDC researcher, returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus and develops a surprising bond with 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, Arcane 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.
Swamp Thing is set to premiere in 2019 and will be available exclusively on DC Universe.