Derek Mears to Play Titular Role in DC’s SWAMP THING Series?

Back in May of 2018 it was announced that DC green lit a new episodic series of Swamp Thing, for their forthcoming digital streaming service. Today the internet is abuzz with rumors that the role of the Creature has been cast. According to multiple reports, the Creature will be played by none other than Derek Mears. Derek is obviously familiar to horror fans, donning the iconic hockey mask in Friday the 13th (2009), as well has starring roles in Hatchet 3 and Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead.

While we don’t know a whole lot about the upcoming the series, it is important to note that it appears Mears will be portraying the monster in actual creature suit, and not just the model for some CGI. The pilot episode will be written by  Mark Verheiden (Ash vs. Evil Dead) and Gary Dauberman (Annabelle movies, It [2017]), while being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld series, Total Recall).

We’ll do our best to keep you updated with any further development’s regarding DC’s future Swamp Thing series.


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.


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Ah now for the one thing everyone loathes...writing about themselves! Well for starters, my name is Chuck, and I am a south Jersey transplant living in Amish country. I’ve been a horror fan since 5th grade, about 16 years ago. My horror fandom started when I got my hands on a copy of Jay Anson’s novel The Amityville Horror. The book terrified me, and I knew I just had to watch the movie. An older cousin of mine had a copy of it, and that was the genesis of my obsession with the genre. Over the years I have expressed my horror fandom in many ways. Since about 2005 I have been regularly attending horror conventions. These have been great ways to amass collectibles, movies, and to meet some of my favorite celebrities. My best friend Mike and I used to run our own horror blog years ago, and we also dabbled in script writing. I am looking forward to going back to writing about horror, something I’ve always loved. When I’m not working (I work at PNC Bank), my non-horror interests are studying theology and economics, watching Japanese tokusatsu, and doing play-by-play commentary for professional wrestling. I’m also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and singing in a Barbershop quartet. Oh, and I’m probably the biggest fan of the Golden Girls you’ll ever meet. My top 5 horror flicks (definitely subject to change): 1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 2. Basket Case (1982) 3. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 4. The Beyond (1981) 5. Dawn of the Dead (1978)