Legendary 1980s star Adrienne Barbeau, who was the lead human character in Wes Craven’s “Swamp Thing” film adaptation in 1982, will return for the upcoming TV series based on the DC Comics property.
Barbeau revealed the news in a tweet today, confirming her appearance in the James Wan-produced R-rated “Swamp Thing” series which will mark the third original series of the DC Universe streaming service following “Titans” and “Doom Patrol”. Specifics of what role she will play however were not revealed, nor how significant her part is.
Primarily based on Alan Moore’s run of the comics, the story centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean) only to have him tragically taken from her.
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.
Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Derek Mears, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten also star in the project which is being penned by Mark Verheiden (“Ash vs. Evil Dead”) and Gary Dauberman (“IT”). The series aims to premiere sometime this Summer.