DC Universe has added another actor to the ‘Swamp Thing‘ line up. Will Patton (‘The Good Wife’,’24’) has taken on the role of Avery Sunderland. Patton is no stranger to genre work and has been part of ‘The Postman,’ ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Falling Skies’ and many other films throughout his vast body of work. On the show, he’ll be joining Virginia Madsen who is playing his wife Maria and will be working across from Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane.
Here’s how Avery Sutherland is described for the series:
As its most prominent businessman, Avery Sunderland (Patton) 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.
Patton’s character will cross paths with Arcane who comes to the town to investigate “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.”
There is still no word as to who will end up as Swamp Thing but Avery is going to be quite a threat to the hero and Arcane. We do know that the hero will end up with a physical suit and that the series is slated to have an R-Rating.
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The drama follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns
to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly
swamp-borne virus. There, 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,
both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be
dead after all.
Source: Deadline Hollywood