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Swamp Thing - Crystal Reed to Star as Abby Arcane in DC Universe Series



Crystal Reed (Gotham, Teen Wolf) has been cast to star as Abby Arcane in the upcoming DC Universe series, Swamp Thing per Deadline. The drama based on DC characters hails from James Wan in association with Warner Bros. Television. Swamp Thing is set to debut on the newly created streaming service in 2019.

Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman will pen the script with Wan, Verheiden, Dauberman, Michael Clear, and Wiseman executive producing the live-action DC series. Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) will direct.

Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) 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.

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.


Swamp Thing promises to be a horror-tinged take on the material and arrives care of executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman and Michael Clear, who together are behind some of the best horror franchises of the past few years, including The Conjuring, It and Annabelle. While Abby Arcane has appeared in live action before, it’s been a while. The last time was in 1990’s Swamp Thing series, which aired on USA Network.

Making her first appearance in 1973, Abby Arcane wasn’t originally romantically involved with Alec Holland. The pair began their comic book relationship as friends before falling in love over time, getting married and eventually mothering a daughter with Swamp Thing. In the comics, Abby is also a psychic, with the ability to experience empathy towards living beings, as well as telepathy and telekinesis.

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