Warner Bros. has cast the titular character in their upcoming Swamp Thing series coming to the DC Universe streaming app.
Andy Bean, known for the Starz Power TV series and the upcoming IT: Chapter 2, has been cast as biologist Alec Holland.
The monster form, aka Swamp Thing, will be played by Derek Mears, who played Jason in the recent Friday the 13th reboot, Dwarfstar in The Flash, and has a role in the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel.
The Swamp Thing series sees Alec Holland caught in the cross-hairs when he discovers a mystery may connect to his work in the swamp. That leads him into conflict with dark forces, from which he emerges as the elemental hero known as Swamp Thing. As the monster struggles to hold onto his humanity, he must embrace what he has become in order to defend the town as well as the natural world at large (via Deadline).
The cast also includes Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland and Will Patton as Avery Sunderland.
Swamp Thing is described as:
When CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-born virus, 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.