A casting breakdown for DC Comics’ upcoming Swamp Thing series, has revealed the show’s principle characters.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, they are Alec Holland and Abby Arcane.

Created in 1972 by Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, Swamp Thing was one of DC’s first attempts at a horror series, after revisions to The Comics Code Authority, which allowed the publication of horror titles and monster comics.

The series focused on Alec Holland, a scientist who was transformed into a swamp monster following an attack on his lab. Holland then went on to form a firm friendship with Abby Arcane, niece of mad scientist Dr. Anton Arcane, who saw Holland’s transformation as a way to gain immortality. Their relationship became more intimate as the series went on, and when Alan Moore took over the series, it was revealed that Swamp Thing wasn’t really Alec Holland, but an earth elemental that had absorbed Holland’s memories – an idea that has been scrapped in recent years, with the New 52 DC Comics re-establishing Holland as Swamp Thing.

That Hashtag Show broke the news of the casting breakdowns, which you can read below:

“[ABBY ARCANE] 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

[ALEC HOLLAND] Male, 30s, smart, a bit of a hot-head, determined, passionate about his work, Alec works for the Sunderland Corporation (which is apparently building a hospital in Houma) as an independent researcher, where he’s discovered a connection between the swamp and the Houma flu. 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 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.”

This breakdown suggests a radically different backstory for Abby Arcane, who is now a doctor at the Centre for Disease Control, rather than an heiress from a wealthy family.

For now, we don’t know what other characters will be making an appearance in the upcoming series, but the description for Abby suggests that Matt Cable – a government agent who later became Abby’s first husband in the comics – will appear as a supporting character. Fans also have high hopes that Matt Ryan’s Constantine may make an appearance, as the character appeared in Alan Moore’s run on Saga of Swamp Thing.

Swamp Thing is set to debut on DC’s streaming service, DC Universe, next year.

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