Fresh off the now complete Sharknado franchise (allegedly, at least), “90210” star Ian Ziering has landed a role in DC’s upcoming “Swamp Thing” series, The Wrap reports.
Ziering will play Daniel Cassidy, also known as Blue Devil. The site details, “Stuntman-turned-movie star Daniel Cassidy became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil. But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny. In the comics version of the story, that includes Cassidy becoming physically bonded with the Blue Devil suit, complete with an exoskeleton, he used for the “Blue Devil” movie that exists in the Swamp Thing universe.”
Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Derek Mears, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten will also star.
The series, based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, is being written by “Ash vs. Evil Dead” writer Mark Verheiden and IT co-writer Gary Dauberman.
“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.
The series is targeting a 2019 premiere on DC Universe.
The James Wan-produced series aiming to be scary and rated “R” violent, primarily based on Alan Moore’s run. It will also feature a practical creature suit, which Mears will be donning.