Swamp Thing Adds Andy Bean As Alec Holland; Derek Mears As The Monster

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Andy Bean and Derek Mears will headline the upcoming Swamp Thing TV series.

The DC Universe has confirmed that Andy Bean (Power) will play Alec Holland, the lead character while Derek Mears will play the titular monster.

A description for Alec Holland was also released. “Passionate biologist Alec Holland is 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.

An official Swamp Thing description has also been revealed.

Emerging 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.

The duo joins the cast that features Crystal Reed, Maria StenJennifer BealsJeryl Prescott and Virginia Madsen.

Aquaman director James Wan will serve as an executive producer with Mark Verheiden (Daredevil), Gary Dauberman (It), Michael Clear (The Nun), and Len Wiseman (Underworld). Wiseman will direct the pilot which was written by Verheiden and Dauberman.