Deadline have confirmed that Crystal Reed (Gotham) is set to return to the DC Television Universe as Abby Arcane in Swamp Thing, the upcoming streaming drama series based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
The official character description states that “CDC Doctor Abby Arcane’s (Reed) strong sense of empathy puts her at the center of a horrific life-threatening epidemic in her hometown, where she faces emotional demons from her past… while a chance meeting with scientist Alec Holland takes her into a world of horror and the supernatural, and of the elemental creature known as Swamp Thing.”
The live-action Swamp Thing project, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.
No further casting announcements have been made.
Here’s the official series blurb:
Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.