Actor Derek Mears has reportedly been cast as Swamp Thing in the upcoming “Swamp Thing” series based on the comic title and set to launch next year on the DC Universe streaming service which launches this coming weekend.
A 6’5 actor and stuntman, Mears has extensive experience performing in heavy makeup and prosthetics, having played Jason Voorhees in the “Friday the 13th” reboot along with numerous creatures in films like “Sleepy Hollow” and “Men in Black II”.
Crystal Reed was recently cast as Abigail Arcane, the female lead in the series and a researcher who bonds with Alec while investigating a deadly swamp-borne virus. After Alec’s apparent demise, he is reborn as the Swamp Thing and the defender of the green before reuniting with Abigail. Maria Stein co-stars in the series.