Adrienne Barbeau Is Getting A Reunion In The Swamp; Joins The Cast Of “Swamp Thing”

DC TV loves their legacy casting. The DC Universe is no different. Star of the original 80s film, Adrienne Barbeau, is returning to the Swamp in the upcoming Swamp Thing series.

This is per Rue Morgue, which notes that it’s not clear what role Barbeau will be taking in the series, which stars Derek Mears as the Thing, and Andy Bean as his formerly human self. 

Still, Barbeau’s a pro, so it’s not like anyone will be sorry to see her lend her talents to the new Swamp Thing, which is going for an explicitly horrific and Gothic tone in its approach to Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson’s natural protector. DC Universe is continuing to work hard to differentiate its output for fans of comic book TV; they’re previously offered up the ridiculous but sometimes entertaining Titans, and the more explicitly great Doom Patrol, for enthusiasts to check out.

The series stars Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Jennifer Beals, Ian Ziering, and Kevin Durand.

The series follows Abby Arcane who returns home to Houma, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, where she develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland. After Holland tragically dies, Arcane discovers the mysteries of the swamp and that Holland may not be dead after all.

Swamp Thing has tentatively been scheduled by DC Universe to be released from late May 2019 to late August 2019.