Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Maria Sten (Straight Outta Compton) have joined the cast of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing.
The new streaming TV series is based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The series will be produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster.
Reed will play the love interest of Swamp Thing, Abby Arcane. She is described as an smart and caring, CDC Doctor. Arcane’s strong sense of empathy puts her at the center of a horrific life-threatening epidemic in her hometown, where she faces emotional demons from her past… while a chance meeting with scientist Alec Holland takes her into a world of horror and the supernatural, and of the elemental creature known as Swamp Thing.
Sten will play Liz Tremayne, a close childhood friend of Abby Arcane’s, who splits her time between reporting for the local paper and bartending at her aging father’s roadhouse bar. Her no-nonsense attitude belies a deep compassion for her friends and family as she sets out in her uncompromising quest to expose the secrets that threaten her beloved hometown.
The series is written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Swamp Thing is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.
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