DC's upcoming streaming platform, DC Universe has an all-new Swamp Thing series on the way from producer James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) and we're all excited to check it out as soon as it stomps out of the swamps later this year. But do you remember that Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street director Wes Craven helmed a version of the classic monster back in 1982 starring Louis Jourdan, Ray Wise, and David Hess? Well, he did, and that version also starred Adrienne Barbeau as Alice Cable. And today we have word that Barbeau will be returning to the swamp for the new series as well!
Adrienne Barbeau took to Twitter herself to make the announcement in a tweet (that has since been removed) that said.
"Happy to be headed back to the swamps! #DCComics #SwampThing #JamesWan #DCUNIVERSE"
For those who might not be overly familiar with Adrienne Barbeau, the actress is one of the great scream queens of our time. She has starred in some true classics of the genre with roles such as Wilma Northrup in the segment "The Crate" from George A. Romero and Stephen King's horror anthology Creepshow, and Stevie Wayne in John Carpenter's The Fog. She has also had roles in Carpenter's Escape from New York, and Romero and Dario Argento's Two Evil Eyes. Non-horror fans might recognize the actress from such projects as Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield, Suzanne Stanwyck in 66 episodes of General Hospital, Ruthie in HBO's short-lived series Carnivale, and Nina/Serksi the Galactic Witch in Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning motion picture Argo.
She also has a strong career as a voice actor, voicing Catwoman/Selina Kyle in 8 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series and 20 episodes of the spin-off Gotham Girls. She also boasts a strange side career voicing computers - yes, computers - in such classics as John Carpenter's The Thing, Marco Brambilla's Demoltion Man starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes, and Danny Cannon's 1995 version of Judge Dredd also starring Stallone. Bonus points are also awarded to Barbeau for at one time being married to one of the reigning Masters of Horror, Mr. John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing).
DC Universe's new version of Swamp Thing features It: Chapter Two star Andy Bean as Alec Holland aka the man who would be Swamp Thing, Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, and Will Patton as Avery Sunderland. They will be joined by a supporting cast which includes Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, Kevin Durand as Jason Woodrue, Jennifer Beals as Lucilia Cable, Ian Ziering as Daniel Cassidy / Blue Devil, Leonardo Nam as Harlan Edwards, and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing. Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) is directing the pilot episode based on a screenplay written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman (The Nun, IT: Chapter Two). Swamp Thing has tentatively been scheduled by DC Universe to be released from late May 2019 to late August 2019. We'll make sure to keep up to date on this vague release date plan and pass along word once it becomes more concrete. This update was originally shared by Barbeau over on Twitter. James Wan did tweet out a congradulations, though it shows Barbeau's tweet as now M.I.A.