“Teen Wolf” and “Gotham” actress Crystal Reed has scored the series female lead role of Abby Arcane in the upcoming pilot for the live-action “Swamp Thing” TV series at DC Universe. Filming on the pilot, which will be directed by “Underworld” filmmaker Len Wiseman, will take place this Fall in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The story follows CDC researcher Abby who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland who is then tragically taken from her.
As powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties, Abby will discover it holds mystical secrets both horrifying and wondrous – and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
Mark Verheiden (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Gary Dauberman (“IT”) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners while Weisman will executive produce alongside “The Conjuring” director James Wan.