DC Universe’s Swamp Thing has found their titular character. Andy Bean (Power) will play Alec Holland in the upcoming series.
Holland is described as a passionate biologist, who becomes caught in the crosshairs of a small town nightmare when he discovers a bizarre local illness may be connected to his work in the swamp. Holland’s discovery leads him into conflict with dark forces, from which he emerges as the elemental hero known as Swamp Thing.
Derek Mears (Friday The 13th) will play the creature version of the Swamp Thing after Holland’s transformstion.
Bean and Mears join Crystal Reed who plays CDC researcher Abby Arcane, Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable and Virginia Madsen.
Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) and Gary Dauberman (IT) will pen the script for the pilot and will serve as executive producers alongside James Wan (Aquaman), Michael Clear and Len Wiseman (Total Recall), who is also on-board to direct the pilot.
Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour drama series would follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who 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, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Swamp Thing is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.
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SOURCE: DC COMICS
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