DC Universe’s Swamp Thing has added Candyman and The Haunting Of Connecticut star Virginia Madsen, Deadline reveal.
Madsen will protray Maria Sunderland, who traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate Avery Sunderland (not yet cast), but Avery’s lifetime obsession with the swamp has driven a wedge between him and Maria. Her poised existence is shaken further when the return of Abby Arcane reawakens a deep grief over the loss of Maria’s daughter, Shawna, drawing her into the dark supernatural mysteries emerging from the swamp.
Madsen will be joining Derek Mears, Crystal Reed, Maria Sten, Jennifer Beals and Jeryl Prescott.
Characters are based on DC Universe characters created by Len Wein & Bernie Wrightson, with Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman penning the script. Lin Wiseman will direct with horror mastermind James Wan producing.
“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
The series will mysteriously enter your screens in 2019.