‘SWAMP THING’ Character Breakdowns Reveal Plans For The Titular Hero

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The Hashtag Show recently came across some information on the character breakdown for two main characters, Abby Arcane and Alec Holland, on Swamp Thing. You can find out more below. Casting will begin soon for the up and coming TV series, which will premiere on the DC Universe streaming service sometime this year.

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Female, 30s, smart, private, professional, something of a loner, Abby works for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, which has sent her to her hometown of Houma after ten years away to check out the worrying “Houma Flu.” After losing her mother at age 8 and bouncing through a series of foster families, Abby suddenly left Houma after high school to study medicine. Abby is good at her job, but currently in the doghouse with her boss. Struggling with a secret that’s prompted her leaving and now the need to pop pills when necessary, Abby is apprehensive about going back home to Houma, and things are indeed awkward with her high school ex, Matt, who remained in Houma and became a cop. Abby hits it off immediately with a Sunderland Corporation researcher, Alec Holland, but soon discovers that her own efforts, like those of Alec, are considered suspect by the townsfolk, who aren’t happy with her feeling that it’s best to shut down the swamp (where the locals make their living) as they investigate the flu. Abby has her hands full with a potential epidemic, a town full of hostiles, and a strange but alluring “Shape Of Water” romance with a creature borne from the swamp. SERIES REGULAR


Male, 30s, smart, a bit of a hot-head, determined, passionate about his work, Alec works for the Sunderland Corporation as an independent researcher, where he’s discovered a connection between the swamp and the Houma flu. The Sunderland Corporation is also building a hospital in Houma while running their operations. Alec hits it off immediately with CDC researcher and Houma native Abby Arcane, and the two of them are much alike, each wanting more out of life, interested in science, and not having much of a love life. Alec is not a big hit with the rest of Houma, however, who view him with suspicion, if not open to hostility. Alec is determined to persevere, despite the town’s hostility, but it’s clear that the Swamp has its own plans for Alec when he undergoes a strange transformation into a swamp-based creature with abilities he could never imagine. SERIES REGULAR

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This will be James Wan’s second DC Property that he is involved in. He will serve as the executive producer of the Swamp Thing series. Wan previously directed Aquaman starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry. Aquaman is set to hit theaters in December. Swamp Thing will be written by Mark Verheiden, who is best known for writing Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, and Marvel’s Daredevil. Gary Dauberman (IT) will be the series’ showrunner.

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Lucas Talbot

Source: That Hashtag Show

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.


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