DC Universe's Swamp Thing Casts Power's Andy Bean as Title Character

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The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the titular role has been cast in DC Universe's upcoming series Swamp Thing, as well as its alter ego.

She'll be joined in the cast by Will Patton as Avery Sunderland, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, and Maria Sten playing Liz Tremayne.

Swamp Thing is expected to debut on the DC Universe streaming service in 2019. When Holland discovers that a freaky local illness is connected to his research in the swamp, he comes into conflict with dark forces. He's also set to star as adult Stanley in the big-screen horror sequel It: Chapter Two.

Deadline is reporting that actor and stunt performer Derek Mears (who played Jason Voorhees in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot) has been tapped to play the swamp hero in his hulking plant form, while actor Andy Bean will play the character in his human guise of Alec Holland. It will be executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman.

The Swamp Thing series will follow Abby Arcane, played by Gotham's Crystal Reed, as she investigates what she thinks is a deadly swamp born virus in a small Louisiana town, but soon finds out that the swamp has many mystical and terrifying secrets.

Mears' role was rumored months ago, but was only just confirmed by Warner Bros. Television. The pilot episode is written by Verheiden and Dauberman, with Wiseman set to direct.

The two will share the lead duties, which makes it seem like Swamp Thing will be filled with flashbacks to show Holland's life before suffering the accident that transforms him.

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