Candyman actress Virginia Madsen has joined DC’s “Swamp Thing” series as a lead character, Deadline is reporting.
Madsen will be playing the role of Maria Sunderland, a woman married to local businessman Avery Sunderland.
Madsen joins the cast that already includes Crystal Reed, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals, Maria Sten, and Crystal Reed, with Friday the 13th‘s Derek Mears playing the title character based on the comic created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, the series follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what appears to be a deadly swamp-born virus plaguing a small town in Louisiana, but soon she discovers that the swamp is filled with supernatural secrets.
“Swamp Thing“, arriving in 2019 on the DC Universe service, is produced by James Wan under his Atomic Monster banner along with Warner Bros. Television.