DC Finds Its ‘Swamp Thing’ In Andy Bean & Derek Mears
DC Universe has finally found it’s ‘Swamp Thing‘ as the streaming service announces Andy Bean will take role of Alec Holland, with Derek Mears playing the part his alter-ego, Swamp Thing.
‘Swamp Thing’ follows CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed – ‘Gotham’, ‘Teen Wolf’) who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland (Bean) 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.
Andy Bean’s most notable roles to date have been in short-lived HBO series ‘Here and Now’, and on Starz series ‘Power’. He also appeared in ‘he Divergent Series: Allegiant’ as Romit, and is soon to appear in ‘It: Chapter Two’ as the adult Stanley Uris.
Holland is described as a man caught in the crosshairs of a small town nightmare when he discovers a bizarre local illness may be connected to his work in the swamp. Holland’s discovery leads him into conflict with dark forces, from which he emerges as the elemental hero known as Swamp Thing (Mears).
Derek Mears is someone with a lot of experience working under prosthetics and heavy makeup. He’s starred in numerous roles on ‘Sleepy Hollow’, including the main villain Moloch, starred as the classic Predator in ‘Predators’, played Mosh Tendrils in ‘Men In Black II’, and played Krampus in ‘Grimm’. He also has done a whole stack of voice acting work, but is probably best known for taking the lead as Jason Voorhees in the 2009 ‘Friday the 13th’ movie.
Swamp Thing emerges from the swamp with a monstrous physique and strange new powers over plant life, the man who was once Alec Holland struggles to hold onto his humanity. When dark forces converge on the town of Marais, Swamp Thing must embrace what he has become in order to defend the town as well as the natural world at large.
‘Swamp Thing‘ will be released on DC Universe in the US around June 2019. The show currently doesn’t have a UK broadcaster, however, Netflix has picked up the ‘Titans’ series for UK broadcast, so it would seem possible they may go for this too. We’ll let you know when we hear more.