With just a few weeks to go before DC Universe drags viewers into the swamp, the promotion for ‘Swamp Thing’ is ramping up. The latest piece of advertising is a teaser video, depicting the show’s lovely lead Crystal Reed lounging in the cleanest swamp water ever before being joined by her new plant lover. The titular ‘Swamp Thing’ will be embodied by stunt performer Derek Mears, with Andy Bean appearing as his human form, Dr. Alec Holland, and his voice post-mutation. It appears this teaser was created in response to those that complained that the first clip released was too dark to really get a good look at the Swamp Thing practical suit. (Perhaps that was intentional?)
But you can get a better look at Mears in the suit in the new clip below:
The cast of ‘Swamp Thing’ also includes Will Patton as the villain Avery Sunderland with Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue, who, in the comics becomes a plant creature himself, the villainous Floronic Man. Virginia Madsen appears as Avery Sunderland’s wife, Maria. Leonardo Nam portrays Abigail’s partner Harlan Edwards. Maria Sten portrays Liz Tremaine, Abigail’s childhood best friend, with Henderson Wade as Matt 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’ premiers on DC Universe on May 31st, and will consist of ten episodes (reduced from 13).