Right now, one of the things that has people talking the most is DC Universe; the upcoming streaming service that will feature a ridiculous amount of impressive DC-driven content – both old and new. And in amongst the new is a live-action Swamp Thing show. Well, that series has moved to make a couple of new additions over the weekend.
Said new additions are Gotham’s Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane and Straight Outta Compton’s Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne. Both characters will be key components on the series, and the official blurb on each reads as:
Abby Arcane: A CDC doctor whose strong sense of empathy puts her at the centre of a horrific life-threatening epidemic in her hometown where she faces emotional demons from her past… while a chance meeting with scientist Alec Holland takes her into a world of horror and the supernatural, and of the elemental creature known as Swamp Thing.
Liz Tremayne: A close childhood friend of Abby’s who splits her time between reporting for the loca paper and bartending at her aging father’s roadhouse bar. Her no-nonsense attitude belies a deep compassion for her friends and family as she sets out in her uncompromising quest to expose the secrets that threaten her beloved hometown.
As a character, Swamp Thing began life back in 1971 and has appeared in a whole host of different mediums over the decades. Wes Craven would helm 1982’s Swamp Thing movie, with a sequel following in 1989. On the small screen, a three-season USA Network show ran during the early ‘90s, and there was similarly a far-too-short-lived animated series during those years.
At this stage, Swamp Thing is set for a to-be-confirmed 2019 premiere, with Mark Veriheiden and Gary Dauberman on showrunner duties.