Swamp Thing finds its Swamp Thing/Dr Alec Holland and villain

DC Universe’s Swamp Thing casts Swamp Thing, Dr Alec Holland and villain Avery Sunderland

Swamp Thing has finally found its star(s). Andy Bean has officially joined the DC Universe show as biologist Dr Alec Holland, while Derek Mears will play the monster Holland transforms into.

Bean recently had recurring roles in HBO’s Here And Now and Starz’s Power, and is set to star in It: Chapter Two as the adult version of Stanley Uris. Mears is an actor/stuntman known for playing Jason Voorhees in the 2009 reboot of Friday The 13th, Sylbert Rundine/Dwarfstar in The Flash and a Kree captain in Agents Of SHIELD.

The show now also has a villain lined up: Will Patton (ArmageddonHalloween) will play Avery Sunderland. Deadline describes the character as follows: “As its most prominent businessman, Avery Sunderland serves as the de facto patriarch of his Louisiana hometown, always giving back to the community.  His benevolent veneer, however, masks a ruthless determination to harness the power of the swamp for profit.”

Other announced cast members include Crystal Reed (GothamTeen Wolf) as Abby Arcane, Virginia Madsen (Candyman) as Maria Sunderland (Channel Zero), Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead) as Madame Xanadu and Jennifer Beals (FlashdanceThe L Word) as Sheriff Lucilia Cable.

Swamp Thing is hailing from James Wan’s Atomic Monster production Company and Warner Bros Television. It will premiere on the DC Universe digital subscription service in 2019. An exact date has not yet been confirmed.

Len Wiseman (Sleepy HollowLuciferUnderworld) is set to direct the pilot episode of the series. Wan is executive producing alongside his Atomic Monster colleagues Michael Clear and Rob Hackett. The script is being written by Mark Verheiden (Battlestar GalacticaDaredevil) and Gary Dauberman (ItIt Part 2), both of whom are also executive producers.

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