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DC Universe's Swamp Thing Series Casts Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane


DC Universe’s Swamp Thing casts Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane

Crystal Reed (

Teen Wolf,

Gotham) has joined DC Universe’s >Swamp Thing

as the series female lead, Abby Arcane. In the series, Arcane will be a CDC doctor  whose strong sense of empathy puts her at the center 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.

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The live-action DC Universe adaptation of the classic antihero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson will be executive produced by Len Wiseman (

Sleepy Hollow) who will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (

Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s 

Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (

It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners, with James Wan (

Aquaman) set to executive-produce the series alongside Verheiden, Dauberman, and Michael Clear.

Swamp Thing made his comic book debut back in 1971 and has maintained his position as a staple of the DCU since then, including seminal runs written by Alan Moore, Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Millar, and Scott Snyder. The character was previously adapted into a feature film from Wes Craven in 1982, which spawned a sequel seven years later, and a USA Network series that ran for three seasons in the early ’90s. Dick Durock took on the role in both the films and the series. An animated

Swamp Thing series also debuted in the early ’90s but only aired five episodes.


Swamp Thing be picked up to series, it would join 

Titans in the live-action sector of DC Universe and other original series (albeit animated) 

Young Justice: Outsiders and 

Harley Quinn.

Swamp Thing comes from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. The pilot is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

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