Crystal Reed cast as Abby Arcane in Swamp Thing
After it was reported yesterday that Len Wiseman was going to be executive producing and directing the first episode of Swamp Thing, Deadline is now reporting that the project has found their lead. Crystal Reed has been cast as Abby Arcane, known to many from the comics as Abby Holland and the eventual wife of Swamp Thing.
Swamp thing is written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, and the two will executive produce with Wiseman, Wan and Michael Clear. According to the site, the show “follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.”
The outlet describes this version of Abby Arcane as follows:
Smart and caring, CDC Doctor Abby Arcane’s (Reed) 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.
Crystal Reed is most known for her work in MTV’s Teen Wolf and was most recently seen in FX’s Gotham. She portrayed Sofia Falcone in the show’s fourth season.
Swamp Thing first appeared in House of Secrets #92 in July of 1971. He has appeared in two feature films, an animated series and more. He often tackles environmental issues in his stories as he tries to protect his swamp home.
The series will premiere on the DC Universe digital subscription service and is based on the characters from DC Comics created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Swamp Thing is on the way from James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Warner Bros. Television.
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