Swamp Thing Series Casts Its Swamp Thing!


Deadline is reporting that DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series has found its dual leading men for the role of the title character!

Power‘s Andy Bean will play biologist Alec Holland, who was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The biologist transforms into the titular creature, Swamp Thing. Derek Mears, who played another horror icon as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th reboot, will play the bog monster.

The streaming series, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

The plot centers on Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) 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.

Bean’s Holland is caught in the cross-hairs when he discovers a mystery may be connected to his work in the swamp. That leads him into conflict with dark forces, from which he emerges as the elemental hero known as Swamp Thing. As the monster (Mears) struggles to hold onto his humanity, he must embrace what he has become in order to defend the town as well as the natural world at large. Getting a very Hulk-like vibe from this.

Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, and Will Patton also star.