Bean's character, Alec Holland, is a passionate biologist who finds himself in nightmarish circumstances as he realizes that the freaky disease affecting townspeople may have come as a result of his work in the swamp.
In addition to announcing new actors, Warner Bros. also revealed new character descriptions, adding more insight into the different sides of the main characters. "Prior to his life as the elemental hero, Holland was a biologist who gets caught in the crosshairs of a small town nightmare, when he discovers a weird local illness may be connected to his work in the swamp".
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She won for best featured actress in a musical in 2015 and had been due to play the same role in London's West End this summer. Prosecutors say doctors had told Bruns not to drive after she had a previous medical episode while behind the wheel.
It's not a spoiler to say that Holland's encounter with these supernatural forces will transform him into the titular Swamp Thing.
Swamp Thing himself is described as: "Emerging from the swamp with a monstrous physique and unusual new powers over plant life, the man who was once Alec Holland struggles to hold onto his humanity". He soon finds he has to use his newfound powers to defend the Louisiana town of Marais from "dark forces" that arise.
The debut episode of the series - which will be featured on DC Universe's streaming service - will be directed by Len Wiseman.
It'll adapt the comic book world created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson that follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus.