Despite some behind the scenes turmoil, DC Universe’s next original live-action series, ‘Swamp Thing’, is due to arrive on May 31, 2019, and now two posters have been released to promote it. Crystal Reed stars as Abigail Arcane, with Andy Bean as Doctor Alec Holland, and both are featured on the new posters, as they find themselves entangled in vines from the nearby swamp, signifying them being dragged into that dark world.
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Check out the posters below:
Stunt performer Derek Mears will portray Holland after he is transformed into DC Comics’ famous muck monster, with Bean supplying his voice. The cast also includes Will Patton as the show’s villain, Avery Sunderland, while Kevin Durand appears as another ne’re do well, Jason Woodrue, who in the comics becomes a plant creature himself, the Floronic Man. Virginia Madsen plays Avery Sunderland’s wife, Maria. Leonardo Nam portrays Abigail’s partner Harlan Edwards. Maria Sten appears as Liz Tremaine, Abigail’s childhood best friend, with Henderson Wade asMatt Cable, Abigail’s high school boyfriend, now a police officer, while Jennifer Beals plays his mother, Sheriff Lucilia Cable. Jeryl Prescott appears as blind fortuneteller Madame Xanadu, while Ian Ziering will depict stunt man Dan Cassidy, a.k.a. DC superhero Blue Devil.
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.
‘Swamp Thing’ was supposed to consist of 13 episodes, but that was cut down to 10 with filming being unexpectedly cut short. Whether or not that will impact the quality of the series remains to be seen, but hopefully, it won’t.
‘Swamp Thing’ will begin streaming on DC Universe on May 31st, 2019.