It looks like DC Universe‘s ‘Swamp Thing‘ is busy giving us new casting news on a daily basis as Henderson Wade (‘Riverdale’,’The Last Ship’) has just joined the cast to play Matt Cable. Wade has been pretty steadily working in genre shows since starring in ‘Extant‘ back in 2015 though this will be the first series which he’ll star in from either of the major two comic publishers.
The character of Matt Cable has been given an official description of “a Louisiana lawman who finds himself in dire straits when supernatural evil threatens the town he’s sworn to protect.”
We know that the series is set to follow Crystal Reed (‘Gotham’) as Abby Arcane and it isn’t clear if we’ll see Wade’s character interacting with her or the villain of the show. In ‘Swamp Thing,’ Arcane returns to her hometown to investigate “a deadly swamp-borne virus” though becomes attached to a scientist named Alec Holland. He is taken from her and soon after, we see the secrets of the swamp being exploited by nefarious individuals who don’t have the anyone’s best interests in mind outside of their own.
Outside of Reed, we’ll see Wade joining a cast which includes Derek Mears (‘The Flash’), Andy Bean (‘Here and Now’), Will Patton (‘Fallen Skies’), Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen (‘Designated Survivor’), Maria Sten (‘Channel Zero,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton’), and Jeryl Prescott (‘The Walking Dead’).
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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.