Actress Jennifer Beals (“Taken: The Series,” “Flashdance”) has joined the cast of the upcoming “Swamp Thing” TV series adaptation at DC Universe.
Beals will play the role of Sheriff Lucilia Cable, a tough as nails and pragmatic cop whose fierce devotion to her son Matt is rivalled only by her sworn duty to serve and protect the town of Marais.
As the community she has dedicated her life to defending is beset by strange forces, she must double down in her efforts to safeguard everyone she holds dear.
Her casting follows on from that of Derek Mears as the creature and Crystal Reed as the show’s female lead. James Wan will be executive producing with Len Wiseman directing the pilot.
Mark Verheiden (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Gary Dauberman (“The Nun”) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners. The project will premiere in 2019.