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Adrienne Barbeau is reuniting with “SWAMP THING”

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

DC Comics’ monstrous hero is coming back, and the star of his first big-screen vehicle is now on board.

Adrienne Barbeau tweeted today that she’s “Happy to be headed back to the swamps!” in the DC Universe streaming SWAMP THING series. She’ll be joining Derek Mears in the title role and Andy Bean as his original human incarnation Dr. Alec Holland, Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Will Patton and Virginia Madsen as Avery and Maria Sunderland, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue and others. It’s unclear at this point which role Barbeau, who starred as government agent Alice Cable in Wes Craven’s 1982 SWAMP THING feature, will play here. The show’s executive producers include James Wan, Len Wiseman (who directed the pilot), Michael Clear, Mark Verheiden and ANNABELLE franchise scripter Gary Dauberman (the latter two scripted the first episode). CHEAP THRILLS’ E.L. Katz also helmed an episode; Justin Raleigh and Fractured FX are handling the special makeup.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.